Wednesday, 12 January 2011

David Miliband offered role at Sunderland

Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband is set to take on a role with Sunderland football club. He has had discussions over taking on a non-executive role at the club, focusing on his international and community work, a spokesman said. The Daily Mail said he was to become vice-chairman on a reputed £50,000 salary.

The 45-year-old Arsenal fan has many Sunderland supporters in his South Shields constituency. His spokesman said: "David Miliband is determined to continue to serve his constituency and pursue his interests in foreign and environmental policy. Discussions have taken place between David Miliband and Sunderland AFC about a non-executive role with the club focusing on his international and community work. As with all former ministers this is currently being considered by the advisory committee on business appointments."

Miliband is also due to become a volunteer politics teacher at Haverstock School in Chalk Farm, north London. He attended the school from 1978 to 1983 before going to Oxford. His spokesman said he was likely to teach for one or two hours a week.