Watkins vacates Robins post

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Swindon have announced that Nick Watkins has stepped down from his role as chief executive at the League One club.

Watkins, who was appointed in January 2008 following the takeover by the club's previous owners, will remain available to the club throughout March to assist with the final aspects of the transition to the new set-up at The County Ground.

The Jed McCrory-led consortium are now in full charge of the Robins following their takeover on February 21 and board member Steve Murrall has taken executive responsibility as the club's general manager.

In a statement on the club's official website, Watkins said: "I am relieved and delighted that the club has been able to secure new owners and I wish Jed McCrory and his team every ounce of success going forward.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed each single minute of my five years with the club and I shall remember my time here with great affection.

"I have been privileged to work with a great team of people, and I am proud that I can hand to the new owners a club that is in peak condition.

"To the STFC staff, sponsors, suppliers, and the fans, I would like to express my genuine and very sincere gratitude for your friendship and support."