Notts County’s Board of Directors have paid their tributes to Honorary Life Vice-President John Mounteney, who sadly passed away on Tuesday.
Chairman Ray Trew said of John: “I have met a number of people during my relatively short time at Notts County, but none can claim to be a finer gentleman than John Mounteney.
“His passion for the club was unrivalled and he was a valued cohort in many of my dealings, happy to offer advice and guidance when I turned to him for his opinion on any range of issues and giving me an insight to what this great club means to so many people.
“John will be sorely missed by all that knew him, all that had the pleasure of meeting him and all that have any association with Notts County Football Club, of which he was a true cornerstone for so many years.”
Director Aileen Trew added: “John and his wife Daphne were some of the first people that I was introduced to here at the club and I don’t think I could have asked for a better insight to what this club was all about.
“I would struggle to name two nicer people and my thoughts are with Daphne at this difficult time, to have lost such a wonderful man, who will be missed by everyone at the club.
“Home matchdays will certainly lose something without John’s cheerful presence and willingness to embrace those around him, whether they be Notts County supporters or visiting guests, John was always a fantastic ambassador for the club.”
Chief Executive Jim Rodwell also added his tribute to John, saying: “It is hard to put into perspective the influence that John has had on this football club over the years.
“At every level there is something that will bear John’s hallmark and it will be our duty to do justice to John’s memory in continuing to take the club forwards.
“There are few people who could offer a greater insight to life at Notts County Football Club in recent years than John and it was a distinct pleasure to have not only met him but to have enjoyed his company regularly at matches and functions. I could always turn to John for advice and guidance which has proved invaluable to me these last four years.
“He will be missed by us all.”