Dan Altman and Emre Marcelli will now not be joining Rochdale AFC board of directors

Date published: 02 March 2021

Rochdale AFC shareholders Dan Altman and Emre Marcelli have announced they will now not be joining the board of directors of the club.

In a statement, Mr Altman said that although they had been 'delighted to accept' the invitation, that now was 'not the appropriate time' for them to join the board.

The club announced on 25 February that Mr Altman and Mr Marcelli had joined the board, at the same time as announcing Andrew Kelly would be the interim chairman.

A statement published on Mr Altman's LinkedIn account on 28 February read: "Since 2019, we have enjoyed our association with Rochdale AFC and have tried to support the club as much as possible from afar. We are proud to be amoung the club's major shareholders and would like to assure supporters and staff that we have the club's future very much at heart.

"Recently we were invited by the board to become directors of the club, and at the time we were delighted to accept. At this moment, however, while we await the anticipated approval of our directorships by the English Football League, we are putting our acceptance on hold.

"We now believe that this is not the appropriate time for us to join the board, though we hope to do so in the future.

"The club will continue to have access to our resources as before, and we will do what we can to support the club in its efforts to maintain League One status. 

"We will not be making any further comment at this time."

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