Notts County chief executive, Jason Turner, passes away at 50
Notts County chief executive, Jason Turner, passed away suddenly on Thursday night, leaving football fans devastated. Turner, who had held the role since March 2016, had a wealth of experience in the industry with past work experience with Newport County, Bath City, Cardiff City, and Plymouth Argyle. Described as an outstanding and well-respected CEO, Turner had devoted himself to the club and his death has left many people heartbroken.
The National League club expressed their deep sadness in a statement on Twitter, saying, “We are devastated to report the loss of our much-loved chief executive, Jason Turner. He was an exceptional CEO who brought passion and dedication to football, and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and loved ones.”
Turner had described being Notts’ chief executive as a “privilege” and had been leading the team to a winning streak, currently sitting top of the National League. Fans and colleagues alike have spoken out about how much he will be missed. Captain Kyle Cameron, who worked closely with Turner, described him as a “great man,” who would “bend over backwards for anyone involved in the club.”
The Magpies have announced that they will be closed until Monday at the earliest, as they come to terms with their loss. The club made it clear that they would not be making any further comments at this time.
Jason Turner’s parents, Jen and David, also released a statement of their own, saying, “Words cannot describe our sadness following the loss of our beloved son, Jason. We know this feeling will be shared by all of his colleagues and his many, many friends. While we come to terms with this news, we ask for our family’s privacy to be respected.”
In memory of Jason Turner, the football industry has lost a passionate and dedicated leader, who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
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