Derek Shaw: Blackburn Rovers managing director leaves club

Derek Shaw
Derek Shaw is a former chairman of Preston North End

Blackburn Rovers managing director Derek Shaw has left the club.

A club statementexternal-link said his decision relates to "other business interests" and that Shaw "found combining the two roles too time-consuming".

Blackburn are 18th in the Championship table and have been drawn at home to Liverpool or West Ham in the FA Cup fifth round on 20 February.

Shaw's departure comes a day after Rovers sold striker Jordan Rhodes to Middlesbrough for £9m.

Shaw, a former chairman of Preston North End, took over as Blackburn managing director in June 2012.

Less than a year later, he was told to stay away from the club while an investigation was held into a compensation settlement for former Rovers manager Henning Berg.

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