Mail promotes Ladyman to become football editor

Ian Ladyman is the new football editor of the Daily Mail. He is promoted after six years as northern football correspondent.

Promoted: Ian Ladyman
Promoted: Ian Ladyman

Ladyman joined the paper in 1999 in the Midlands, moving to London in 2000 and two years later moved to Manchester, where he has been based ever since.

He said: “Being asked to lead the Mail‘s football coverage is an honour.

“I have always been very proud of our sports pages but never more so than in recent years and am excited about being at the heart of what we do. I have loved working in the north but the opportunity to expand my role and work up and down the country is something I have wanted for a long time.”

Ladyman’s promotion comes a few weeks after the announcement that the Mail‘s football news correspondent Neil Ashton is to join The Sun.

There has been a merry-go-round of movement among senior football writers on the national titles, triggered by the initial switch from Telegraph to Times of Henry Winter.

Sam Wallace joined the Telegraph from The Independent and his place as football correspondent was taken by Mark Ogden, formerly northern football correspondent of the Telegraph. The Times‘s James Ducker has replaced Ogden.