British singer Robbie Williams has been named president of Port Vale Football Club.

The English Football League (EFL) League One club - which is based in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent - made the announcement on Friday (January 26) night.

Port Vale, at the time of publication, sits 18th on the EFL League One table behind the likes of Portsmouth, Bolton and Wigan Athletic.

Williams, who was born in Stoke-on-Trent, is known for being a part of British pop group Take That before branching out and forging a successful solo career releasing hits including Angels, Feel, Rock DJ and Kids (featuring Aussie pop sensation Kylie Minogue). 

Robbie Williams named president of EFL League One club Port Vale

Port Vale FC released a video on Saturday (January 27) on X (formerly Twitter) in which the club interviewed the newly appointed president.

Williams said to be appointed club president of Port Vale was "pretty special" and joked that people at the club should now call him "el presidente".

The former Take That singer said: "My life is bizarre and wonderful and taken many turns and twists and to find myself from the Railway paddock to 'el presidente' is pretty special."

Williams revealed he had spent many years away from the club because it didn't feel very "loving", "homely" or "welcoming".

But it was co-owner and chair Carol Shanahan and her family who brought him back to the club after "the longest time" and reignited his passion for Port Vale FC.

Williams said: "Carol and her family come in, revitalise, changed the place and I noticed that this was happening from afar and thought that's incredibly interesting. 

"It got me to reinvest, firstly my interest and then meeting the family and coming and seeing what was going on, investing my heart back into the club.

"To be president on top of that I feel as though I have to be doing more in and around this place."