Media: Manchester United and Liverpool given "special access" to vet chief executive candidates

11 February 2020

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Photo: Getty Images The Premier League appointed Richard Masters as Scudamore's successor in December after a lengthy process during which two replacements resigned before even starting the job.

The two clubs met at least three candidates to become Richard Scudamore's successor, according to the Times.

The meetings took place before the nominations committee had made any decisions, though it eventually hired Richard Masters as the league's chief executive.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Liverpool and Manchester United were given "special access" to potential successors of the former Premier League chief executive, Richard Scudamore, according to the Times, upsetting their league rivals.

The Premier League appointed Richard Masters as Scudamore's successor in December after a lengthy process during which two replacements resigned before even starting the job.

Before the nominations committee made the decision to appoint Masters, Liverpool and Manchester United met with at least three candidates: Susanna Dinnage, Dave Howe and David Pemsel. 

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