Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has endured some difficult moments with the club for his perceived role in a couple of transfer debacles. But ever since he was spotted riding a motorcycle during the 2012 documentary "Being: Liverpool," he's been a sort of cult hero as well.
Now, he's decided to turn his passion for riding into the next chapter of his his life. The Echo reports that the 53-year-old will take on a non-executive role with motorcycling team RC Express Racing and provide commercial advice and support.
It's a development that has Ayre extremely excited. And for someone who has lived through the constant pressure of working for Liverpool in some capacity since 2007, that's more than deserved.
"I have always shared my love for football with that of two wheels," Ayre said. "Road racing is an extremely special and unique sport. It is something that I have followed for many years, regularly heading to the Isle of Man TT with friends on our bikes ... When Ben and Roy (Constable) explained their vision and after seeing their operation up close, I offered to help in a non-executive role."