BURNLEY are on the lookout for a new chief executive officer following the departure of Neil Hart.

Hart, who initially joined the club as CEO of Burnley FC in the Community, took on the role of club CEO in March last year after a brief spell in a similar role at Huddersfield Town.

However, a club statement revealed he has left the club to "pursue new opportunities".

Burnley chairman Alan Pace will take on the role of executive chairman, overseeing the club for an interim period until a new CEO is appointed.

Pace said: “With the significant impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the last year has involved several challenges in overseeing a Premier League football club, and I’d like to recognise Neil for the work he’s done at Burnley and in the local community.

“While overseeing the club in the interim period, the board and I will begin the search for a new CEO immediately and will update supporters in due course.”