New Managing Director at Home of Football
We are delighted to welcome Deniz Koylu (pictured at the ground with Director of Football and Head of Foundation Chris Dolby and Chairman Richard Tims) to the World’s First Football Club Sheffield FC. Deniz is bringing Swiss precision paired with Turkish passion to our historic Club. Deniz will take up the post of Managing Director on the Sheffield FC board, and will be responsible for getting Sheffield FC further along the journey towards its goals. With his background in marketing and communications and strategical expertise in developing investment cases, Deniz will take us up a level in the football world.
Speaking after his appointment Deniz commented: “Sheffield FC is the institution where the story of being a team in football began. I am honoured to be the one chosen for this amazing job and would like to thank the board and owners of Sheffield FC for their trust. We now have a lot to do. We will be keeping fans and the wider public informed about new projects which will have at their core one mission: to sustain the vision of the great founders of this unique club – The World’s First Football Club. I am proud to be a part of this uniqueness”
In the short term, Deniz’s priorities will be to create new and develop existing income streams and to establish investment opportunities for the football club to help it achieve its goals, especially the long-awaited relocation to Sheffield, and to sustain and improve The Club’s playing fortunes. Looking beyond the immediate concerns of the football club Deniz commented: "We also wish to develop The Club as a place where young talent is nurtured and developed, not just as players but also to help educate them in the culture and spirit of this wonderful game. Sheffield FC is connected to the best educational facilities in Sheffield and South Yorkshire and we have international educational projects very close to fruition"
We would like to wish Deniz every success in his new position and we are looking forward to him adding flair and professionalism as we look to achieve our objectives.