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Reshuffle on Wolves board as Steve Morgan replaced by business associate

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Wolves have appointed a new director to their board in the wake of Steve Morgan's departure.


Ashley Lewis, a long-time business associate of Wolves' ex-chairman, was formerly with Manchester City for more than 20 years, and has replaced Morgan.

Morgan has acted to install finance expert Lewis as he bids to ease the transition between owners.

He put the club up for sale in September, just 48 hours after being verbally abused by supporters following Wolves' 1-1 draw at Deepdale against Preston.

Morgan has yet to speak publicly about his bombshell exit, but it is believed family reasons, as well as supporter dissatisfaction, were behind the shock walkout.

Lewis will act as Morgan's eyes and ears on the board and help facilitate the sale of the club . He joins Jez Moxey, John Gough and John Bowater on the board.

Bridgemere Group, of which Morgan is chairman, own Wolves and Morgan was keen to have a company representative on the board during what may be a protracted sale process.

Lewis is a director at Bridgemere Group, and was previously acting finance director at Manchester City for 10 years from 1994. He then became a non-executive director at the club, leaving in 2005.

Morgan resigned from the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club (1986) board on the same day as Lewis was installed, October 12.

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However, he remains a director of Wolverhampton Wanderers Properties, which owns Molineux, land around the stadium and Wolves' training ground.

Lewis has also been appointed as a director of Wolverhampton Wanderers Properties.

In a statement Wolves said: "Ashley Lewis has replaced Steve as the Bridgemere Group representative.

"Ashley, a director of the Bridgemere Group, is well known to officials at Wolves and also has considerable football experience having been a non-executive director of Manchester City from 1994 to 2005.

"Ashley also worked as acting finance director of Manchester City from 1984 to 1994. Wolves falls within the legal ownership structure of the Bridgemere Group."