Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Bernstein Delighted to Receive Honour in New Year List

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Bernstein Delighted to Receive Honour in New Year List

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FORMER Football Association chairman David Bernstein said he was "really delighted" after being awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours.

Bernstein, who stepped down from his FA role in July after reaching the age limit of 70, said he believed the honour also recognised his previous roles as chairman of Manchester City and Wembley.

"I think this honour relates to all my 20 years in football and I am really delighted," he said.

"I had 10 years at Manchester City and it was a fantastic period getting the club back on its feet and organising the deal for the new stadium. "It was then enormously satisfying to be involved with Wembley through its construction phase.

"My greatest satisfaction at the FA was being involved with development at the grassroots and in disabled football," he added.

Bernstein, who remains on FIFA's discrimination task force, took a swipe at football managers, claiming they set a "terrible example" with their behaviour on the touchline. …

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