Keith Lamb stands down as Middlesbrough’s chief executive

COMINGS and goings from Middlesbrough were expected in the close season.

But the departure of chief executive Keith Lamb was not one of them.

Lamb, who served Boro and chairman Steve Gibson for a quarter of a century, has stood down from his position though he will remain on the board as a non-executive director.

The Boro fan worked alongside Gibson as the owner took the club back from brink of financial disaster to enjoy the most successful spell in their history, during which they won the Carling Cup in 2004 and reached the UEFA Cup in 06.

Lamb said: “After almost 25 years in the role during some of the most challenging, exciting and successful periods in the club’s history, the time is right for me to make.

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