Owen Farrell ‘It is time for the club to make a fresh start’ – Nigel Wray stands down as Saracens chairman

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Owen Farrell Nigel Wray has stepped down as Saracens chairman. Photo: AFP via Getty Images
Nigel Wray has stepped down as Saracens chairman. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

Saracens have announced that Nigel Wray has decided to retire as club chairman with immediate effect.

The reigning Gallagher Premiership champions received a 35-point deduction and were fined more than £5million in November for breaching league salary cap regulations.

Saracens say that a new independent chairman will be “appointed imminently.”

Club Statement | Nigel Wray has decided to retire as Chairman of Saracens with immediate effecthttps://t.co/HPdzOSZA0g

— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) January 2, 2020

Wray, 71, has provided financial backing for Saracens throughout the sport’s 25-year professional era.

And he says his family will “continue to provide the required financial support to the club.”

In a statement released by Saracens, Wray said: “As we enter a new year, a new decade, it is time for the club to make a fresh start.

“I am not getting any younger and

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