Alistair Mackintosh has been named as the new chief executive at Fulham Football Club.

Mackintosh left Manchester City last month after falling out with Thaksin Shinawatra after the pair disagreed over plans to sack Sven-Goran Eriksson. The 37 year-old is highly regarded within the English game having initially overseen the Shinawatra takeover and guided City into top twenty revenue earners in international football.

Mohamed Al-Fayed moved quickly to bring Mackintosh to Craven Cottage with significant interest from other Premier League clubs in his services following his departure from Manchester City. Arsenal had made Mackintosh an offer to join their board and he had been lined up by Tom Hicks as a possible replacement for Rick Parry at Liverpool.