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Martin Glenn will step down from his role as chief executive of the Football Association at the end of the season, according to Sky Sports.

It is understood Glenn will leave his role in May 2019, four years after he first joined the organisation.

In March, Sky News confirmed the FA had begun their search for Glenn’s successor, bringing in headhunters Odgers Berndtson to identify potential replacements.

Glenn has presided over a number of significant successes on the pitch during his time at Wembley, including England reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia under Gareth Southgate.

England also won the U17 and U20 World Cups along with the U19 European Championships, while England Women reached the World Cup semi-finals in 2015.

Glenn has also managed to work closely with the Premier League, most recently negotiating a winter break in the league calendar, which will start from next season.

However, Glenn has faced a number of challenging off-field incidents since joining the FA in 2015, most notably the appointment and swift departure Sam Allardyce, who left his role as England boss over allegations he discussed how to circumvent rules on player transfers while speaking to undercover reporters.

Glenn was also forced to deal with the controversy surrounding former England Women’s manager Mark Sampson, who was sacked following evidence of “inappropriate and unacceptable” behaviour with female players in a previous role at Bristol Academy.

Glenn was among those in favour of the controversial plan to sell Wembley to Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham owner Shahid Khan.

However, Khan withdrew his £600m offer for the stadium in October, shortly before FA Council was due to vote on the sale, citing an insufficient level of support from the governing body.

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