Jets owner Johnson named United Kingdom ambassador

Elbert EdwardsJan 20, 2017

After weeks of speculation, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson appears to have been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as the US ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Johnson, who has owned the Jets since 2000, will likely be giving up day-to-day control of the franchise.

"The ambassador, Woody Johnson, Court of St. James".

Woody Johnson will become the next ambassador to Britain, according to multiple reports.

It happened early last January, when Johnson was still opposing Trump and siding with Jeb Bush in the Republican primary, as his national finance chairman.

Top donors, fundraisers and bundlers for successful presidential candidates have frequently snagged coveted posts as USA ambassadors around the world.

Johnson, a big Republican donor, has been under consideration for the post since December, as revealed exclusively by Page Six.

Johnson's appointment under Trump's impending presidency is not a surprise.

Pittsburgh Steelers' Dan Rooner was ambassador to Ireland between 2009 and 2012.

Johnson served as vice chairman of Trump campaign's victory committee and hosted several fundraisers for the President-elect.

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