WISBECH: Terry Back quits Wisbech Town Board, just 24 hours after being elected
EXCLUSIVE by ADAM LAZZARI BUSINESSMAN Terry Back has quit as director of Wisbech Town Football Club, less than a day after taking the job - because he said he was snubbed from the position of chairman. Mr Back, 41, from London, was expecting to be appoin
EXCLUSIVE by ADAM LAZZARI
BUSINESSMAN Terry Back has quit as director of Wisbech Town Football Club, less than a day after taking the job - because he said he was snubbed from the position of chairman.
Mr Back, 41, from London, was expecting to be appointed to the role at the club's annual meeting on Monday, but the job was given to 51-year-old Paul Brenchley.
Mr Back, a former Wisbech manager, who failed to attend the meeting due to work commitments, then quit the club the following day.
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He said: "I could have made a fortune for Wisbech and taken them up to a higher level of football.
"I had plans to bring some proper business people to the board and to market the club properly but a few people felt threatened by it all. You can't run a club by selling raffle tickets."
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Mr Back has previously been chairman of Enfield, Ayelsbury Waltham Forest, and he runs the businesses All Sports In Schools and Soccer In Schools.
He said: "At Waltham Forest we made a lot of money when we allowed a film crew to come into our ground and film a Bollywood movie. We got £800 a day for three months from that. I'm sure we could have done something similar at Wisbech.
"I've seen many football clubs bring in money by buying property and renting it out and I would have looked into doing that."
Mr Back narrowly made it on to the board at Monday night's meeting with 16 for and 13 against his appointment as club director.
Wisbech Town's website editor Spencer Larham, said: "People either love or hate Terry Back. His critics point out that he has been around to a lot of places and he doesn't stay around anywhere for too long.
"But I've known him for a long time and the people at Waltham Forest can't speak highly enough of him. They say he literally saved their bacon.
"Some people asked how they could vote him in as chairman when he didn't turn up to the meeting. If he'd turned up he might be the new chairman."
Mr Brenchley added: "The board felt that it would be better if Mr Back proved himself as a director at Wisbech first and we'd have no problem with him being a chairman in the future.