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Barwick leaving job as FA CEO

Brian Barwick will leave the English FA in his role as chief executive.

Barwick will depart on December 31 after it became obvious his idea of how the job should be done differed markedly from that of chairman Lord Triesman.

The pair have held a number of discussions and although they sat together in the Royal Box for Wednesday's draw between England and the Czech Republic, it has been apparent for some time a parting of the ways was inevitable.

And, as Fabio Capello's side trudged off after an uninspiring 2-2 draw, confirmation came from the FA of Barwick's departure.

"I am sad to be leaving the FA - an organisation it has been a privilege to lead - but I believe it is in the best interests of all parties," said Barwick in a statement.

"I have always endeavoured to do my job with passion, decency and integrity, and I believe I am leaving a strong legacy for the future."

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