Former Aston Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner hopes to return to football.

Faulkner resigned from Villa last month.

The Daily Mail says Faulkner, who declined to take an unspecified job in another part of Villa owner Randy Lerner's empire, would like to stay in football.

But leaving Villa means he has to stand down from the FA Council and the FA board where he had reduced the average age significantly.

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