Bolton Wanderers have appointed Shaun McHugh as their new head of finance.
McHugh, a chartered accountant, arrives at Macron Stadium having held a number of directorial positions, including a stint at Crystal Palace between 2001 and 2006.
He said: “I am delighted to be joining Bolton Wanderers Football Club at such a pivotal point in the club’s history.
“As a football fan, I’m particularly proud to be joining one of the original twelve clubs who founded the first football league anywhere in the world in 1888.
“There are tremendous opportunities for the football, hotel and events businesses to grow and I am looking forward to playing my part in this.”
Wanderers Chairman Ken Anderson said: “Shaun has a great background in finance and has strong experience of working in football.
“His experience and detailed knowledge of the industry will stand us in good stead as we look to continue rebuilding Bolton Wanderers Football Club.”
Wanderers have also appointed a new auditor, who will oversee the filing of their accounts.
Bolton-based Cowgill Holloway, as its auditors, whose headquarters are located close to the Macron Stadium on Chorley New Road, will become auditors for the Burnden Leisure Group.
“We are delighted to have appointed Cowgill Holloway as our auditors. They are a local company with a strong pedigree and we look forward to an excellent working relationship,” said Anderson.