Aberdeen have confirmed that Dave Cormack is set to takeover from Stewart Milne as Aberdeen chairman, a deal that involves a partnership with MLS side Atlanta United.

Cormack will take charge following the club’s AGM on December 16. Milne will still be around the Dons though in a non-executive role.

Cormack will takeover at Aberdeen with an Atlanta United partnership agreed also. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images)

He is stepping down to pave the way for a plan that will lead to fresh investment in the club. With completion of the first phase at Kingsford and strong football and commercial results, Milne believes the time is right for change.

“It’s been no easy task to find the right person who is willing to take on the onerous role of Chairman, with responsibility for both the financial health and growth of the Club,” said Milne in the club’s statement.


“In bringing Dave onto the Board and then appointing him vice-chairman, we viewed him as the natural successor. He qualifies on both counts. He is prepared to take on the commitment and has already proved his ability to secure significant new investment. Importantly, he is passionate about Aberdeen.”

Times are changing. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Cormack added: “As an Aberdonian and lifelong Dons fan, I’m honoured and privileged to become chairman of the famous Aberdeen. “There are some real challenges ahead but, with the support of my fellow directors and new investors, along with our fans, we will do our utmost to deliver success which, at the end of the day, is measured by the team’s performance.”

Some Aberdeen fans have reacted to the takeover news.

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