Who said football was a man’s game? Durham student graduates to the boardroom.

Carolyn Still, new chief executive officer of Mansfield Town.
Carolyn Still, new chief executive officer of Mansfield Town.
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CAROLYN Still has become the youngest chief executive officer in English football.

The Durham University politics graduate, 29, has been appointed to the role at Blue Square Bet Premier club Mansfield Town (MTFC).

“It’s a great privilege to be offered the chance to lead this football club,” she said.

“I intend to add vibrancy and fresh ideas to our approach off the field.”

Miss Still has previously worked in the fashion industry for Bulgari and Gucci.

“I’m not a football fan, but I’m sure I’ll get a crash course in that,” she said. “I’m not a football fan, but I’m sure I’ll get a crash course in that.

“People say football and fashion don’t mix, but we are talking about business principles here – and I believe they are transferable.”