Chris Bird, Ex-City Executive, Supports The Trust
Chris Bird is a City fan and known to most, if not all, Manchester City fans. He spent four years at our Club as Chief Operating Officer and Board Director. Chris is the managing director of his own public relations company and has a wide range of other commitments within Manchester and the community.
We are pleased that Chris supports the trust, his statement follows:-
Taking an interest in your football club at whatever level is important. Through good times and bad there is always a consistent factor, THE FANS.
During my time at City I championed the 2 campaigns that reflected the relationship a club should have with its fans. 'Supporting our supporters' and 'Putting the fans first' were not just marketing themes, the whole board were as one in ensuring there was a tangible delivery. This was driven I feel by the spirit of the 98/99 season.
The supporters trust could now have an ideal opportunity to play an important role in bringing back the feeling of togetherness to the club. We have witnessed what can be done when we are as one. And we have suffered when we have been at odds.
The supporters trust may not yet have an official role to play at the club but their voice, together with those of supporters clubs and fans alike must be heard and never ignored.
Our Chairman must be supported, our team encouraged and our fans respected. We all have a duty to deliver.