I always got the impression that the mess was caused BECAUSE he was PL chairman. Too busy swanning about in that London rather than taking care of Wednesday towards the end. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
He did the beat goalie at my school's summer fair in the late 80s. I was useless and had no chance of beating him, so he dived the wrong way to let me score. I think he was the local bobby too. Nice man.