Chairman Chris Dunphy has issued the following statement…
Following today’s media reports regarding Chief Executive Russ Green, I would like to take this opportunity to offer my full and public support to Russ.
I have known Russ for almost two decades and employed him at Rochdale Football Club due to his honesty and integrity, and because I knew that he would do an excellent job. Since his appointment in August 2016, he has had a hugely positive influence across the whole club. He is a valued member of staff and will play an influential part in the future of the club.
The FA charges against him, which relate to a breach of FA Regulations and certainly not corruption as has been wrongly reported today, date back to before he was employed by Rochdale Football Club, and I have been fully aware of these ongoing proceedings from their inception.
I have offered, and will continue to offer him, my personal support.
We continue to await the outcome of the tribunal and will make a further statement at this time.