Sale Sharks today confirmed that Gordon McKie has ceased to be Chairman of the Club.
McKie was appointed in January 2014 having previously held positions as CEO of the Scottish Rugby Union and the Hong Kong Football Association.
Sale Sharks co-owner Ian Blackhurst said, "Gordon has made a significant and invaluable contribution to Sale Sharks in a relatively short period of time, and we thank him for his efforts. We appreciate the time and commitment that he has given alongside his other business interests.The Club has just concluded a successful season and we are well positioned to look forward to next season and beyond with confidence.''
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Sale boss Steve Diamond believes that some good old-fashioned home comforts can help drive the Sharks to a second successive top-six Premiership finish this season.
As England host the Rugby World Cup, the multi million selling soprano, Laura Wright, who is known to millions as the official anthem singer of the England Rugby Team will be getting behind all things rugby this February, continuing her support for the RFU's All Schools rugby campaign.