The chairman of Warrington Borough Council’s organising committee for the World Cup is to leave his post.

Joe Blott, executive director for neighbourhoods and communities, has taken a promotion at Wirral Council.

He will become executive director for transformation and services and will be deputy chief executive.

Steven Broomhead, interim chief executive at Warrington, said: “He has done a really good job here and he will be missed.”

He said the committee organising games during the world cup in the autumn would now be looking for a new council-based representative to take over as chairman.

He is due to leave in April.