ZAKI Nuseibeh is the new vice-chairman of Oxford United.

The U’s director and shareholder will seek to maximise the club’s off-pitch potential in the new role.

It comes just weeks after United were given the green light to take over Oxford Sports Park, which they already use as a training ground, although further talks need to be completed.

Meanwhile, with the U’s only tenants at the Kassam Stadium, where the lease set to expire in 2026, the club are keen to pin down a long term home.

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Nuseibeh, who joined the board in September 2018, explained his new role would focus on helping make the club’s off-pitch operation more efficient.

He said: “The personnel are there, but the infrastructure is not quite where it should be.

“This is why we looked at getting the training ground and why we’re looking at resolving the stadium.

“That doesn’t mean what we do today isn’t good enough – it’s probably the best we could do, given where we are.

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“But we will think how we can invest as an ownership group in empowering people to work in a better way.”

United are flying on the pitch and Nuseibeh hopes the club can lay the foundations for sustained success.

He said: “The guys on the pitch have been doing an amazing job and we want to be a higher level in football and non-football terms.”