FA chairman David Bernstein has given his backing to the appointment of Greg Dyke who will succeed him in July.
Mr Bernstein, 69, was appointed in 2010 and is forced to relinquish the post when he reaches 70 under FA rules.
"I would like to congratulate Greg Dyke on his nomination to succeed me in July as FA Chairman," said Mr Bernstein. "I wish him every success in this stimulating but demanding role.
"I will ensure that the handover is dealt with efficiently to help in maintaining the stability that has been achieved by The FA since 2010."