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GRAEME Bennett has stood down as vice chairman at Caley Thistle
, insisting it was a move due in part to "growing reservations" he
has about the make up of the boardroom at Inverness.
At the club's annual general meeting on Wednesday night, it was announced to shareholders that Bennett
had requested he
did not want to be considered for re-election.
In a statement released last night, former Caley Thistle
was leaving, citing concerns he
has with some of the club's hierarchy.
"I am standing down from the board with a huge number of happy memories from my playing days right through to the various posts I held as a director," he
"I am leaving the club on good terms, but I have to say that my decision has been prompted by growing reservations about the boardroom mix and the influence that is having.
"As the club moves into a new era under a new manager and in its highest-ever league position, I would want to wish it all the best for the future."
A Caley Thistle
player in the 90s, Bennett
went on to have a spell as manager of Clach
, before returning to the club as director of football in February 2000.
now leaves the board as the longest serving director after almost 12 years, most of that period spent as director of football and vice chairman.
CALEY Thistle fans, what do you think of Graeme Bennett's
comments regarding the boardroom at Inverness.
Graeme Bennett ...
...A draft business plan for the development, which could cost an estimated £400,000, has been drawn up by Mr Dowling, a business partner of Caley Thistle's director of football Graeme Bennett at Longman Drive-based Cairngorm Windows.
...Mr Bennett, player/manager at Clach during the mid-to-late 1990s, did not rule out Caley Thistle helping his former club although an approach had yet to be made.
"I've seen the speculation but we certainly haven't been approached," Mr Bennett
A Blast From the Past
Graeme Bennett In a long and interesting career, Graeme Bennett has gone from being a Caley Thistle player to being club Vice-Chairman, via managing Clach and serving as the club's director of football. Grassa
and the LegendGrassa (r) tackles Caley's Billy Urquhart.By the look of the hairstyles, this seems to have taken place some time during the 1980s.Thanks once again to Mantis for finding this photo.
Graeme "Grassa" Bennett has a long association with Caley Thistle and its parent teams.Starting out a a youth at Caley, he also played for Thistle, Clach and Elgin City, before signing for Caley Thistle in 1994.As a defensive midfielder he made 70 appearances for ICT in our first three seasons in the Scottish League before leaving to become player/manager of Clach in 1997.He
into the early rounds of the Scottish Cup in 1998/99 before returning to Caley Thistle
as Director of Football
.He has been the club's Vice-Chairman since 2002.
Graeme Bennett, Caley ...
Graeme Bennett, Caley Thistle's director of football, confirmed last night that a new boss was to be named tomorrow, and while he did not confirm the name of the new manager, he agreed the name in question would not be a surprise.
"We have spoken to people who are still contracted at other clubs, and hopefully everything will be resolved on Monday and a contract with a new manager will be in place," said Bennett