EXPLANATION FOR LEE DEPARTURE ANGERS FANS
STAGS FANS BLAMED AS CHAIRMAN LEE QUITS
Evening Post, 12 January 2007
Peter Lee has quit his post as Mansfield Town chairman.
Stags' chief executive Keith Haslam confirmed Lee's departure after talks in London this week.
The former chief executive of the Football Foundation has been working for Mansfield on a part-time basis since being appointed at the end of last season, but has not been seen at Field Mill for months.
"Peter has now left the club and that has come as a huge disappointment," said Haslam.
"I don't think he anticipated the negative element of a certain section of supporters that has created more work and made it time-consuming to carry out his duties.
" I have talked to him about staying and helping us in some capacity. But he will no longer be chairman."
Haslam says he intends to find a replacement and is not looking to return to the role himself.
But his explanation for Lee's departure has angered supporters' group Team Mansfield.
"When will he take responsibility for things going wrong at the club rather than blaming groups of supporters?" said joint chairman Chris Vasper.
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