Extended interview with departing CEO
Jez Moxey walked out of Molineux for the last time as Chief Executive this afternoon – “with a heavy heart” and a thank you to supporters.
Having played a key role in the sale of the club to the Fosun Group, Jez decided that, after 16 years as CEO, it was time to leave Wolves, and he has taken up a new challenge in the same position with Norwich City.
Today was therefore his last day at Wolves and, interspersed with farewells to staff at both Compton Park and Molineux, Jez gave one final interview to Wolves Player HD.
“This is a poignant day for me and I leave with a heavy heart,” said Jez.
“There have been some great highs and some difficult lows, but I have loved every single moment of it.
“I have done my bit here, that is how I feel, I have played my part as part-custodian of a fantastic institution.
“And I have given it every sinew of effort and everything I ever had.
“I have been thilled to have run this club for such a long time, recruited 16 years ago by a great owner who is just the most fantastic man I have ever met.
“Sir Jack became such a great friend – I am wearing his President’s tie today which is very poignant for my last day – and that image of him with his thumbs-up at the play off final is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
"So now I am very emotional - it has been a difficult decision because I love the area, I love the people and the club, and it has played such an important part in my life.
“But I am a professional guy, and it is time for me to move on to something else, and I am very pleased about where I am going.”
We asked Jez for one final message to fans, to staff, and everyone connected with Wolves.
“I have got the utmost respect for our extended family of fans who come through thick and thin in their thousand, travelling up and down the country allowing us to hear their views," he said.
“And I have enjoyed every single moment of working with everyone at Wolves – there are some outstanding people here, and there has never been a dull moment.
“I hope fans continue - as I am sure they will - to support the new regime and I would wish the very best of luck to everyone in the future.”
* The full extended interview, which can be viewed below or on our official You Tube channel, includes further thoughts from Jez on his legacy, the Compton Park/Academy facilities, Pie and a Pint, the Fans’ Parliament, pain of double relegation and missing out in 2002, and why he thinks Wolves has such a family feel.