New Premier League CEO quits before he begins role

29 November 2019

David Pemsel
Photo: PR David Pemsel was appointed has stood down as CEO of the Premier League following newspaper allegations about his private life.

David Pemsel was appointed in October and was due to start at the end of February but the role will now be left vacant again.

Richard Masters will continue as interim chief executive.

Mads Meisner Christensen mm@offthepitch.com

Newly-appointed Premier League chief executive David Pemsel has resigned before starting the job.

Pemsel was appointed in October after a recruitment process that lasted almost 18 months, and was due to start in February, but has stood down following newspaper allegations about his private life.

"Following media disclosures earlier this week and discussions with David Pemsel, the Premier League has today accepted David’s resignation and he will no longer be joining as Chief Executive," the Premier League wrote in a short statement.

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