Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn grilled by MPs

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn and chief executive Steve Walton at Whiteleas Social club talking to fans.
Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn and chief executive Steve Walton at Whiteleas Social club talking to fans.
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SUNDERLAND chairman Niall Quinn will today give evidence to MPs investigating how the running of football can be improved.

The Commons, Culture, Media and Sport Committee will hear from the former player as part of its inquiry into football governance, along with other senior figures from the game.

It comes after the chairman took part in the first of his 2011 roadshow appearances at pubs and clubs.

Yesterday, he was at the Whiteleas Social Club, in South Shields, to chat to fans about football and the club.

Committee member Tom Watson, Labour MP for West Bromwich East, said: “Niall Quinn is not just a legend as a player, he is a very accomplished chairman of a football club.

“He was an obvious choice to share his experience with this committee as we decided what recommendations to make on improving the governance of UK football.”

The committee’s inquiry is looking at how professional football clubs are run and concerns fans are badly served by current regulations.