Gary Hoffman English Premier League chairman resigns

Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman

English Premier League chairman Gary Hoffman is resigning, just after 18 months in the job. Skysports said his resignation will be made public later this week.

He resigned after a number of Premier League clubs wanted him to leave last month, The Athletic reported.

He took the job in April 2020.

Hoffman was chairman of Monzo Bank Limited, Hastings Group Holdings plc and Coventry Building Society before then.

‘Football has been central to my life as a fan, an administrator and in my business career, so it is an honour to join the Premier League as Chair”, he said then.

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Skysports however reported that there remained a chance that Hoffman could change his mind if a sufficient number of clubs sought to persuade him to do so.

All 20 top-flight clubs are understood to have been briefed on the situation.

Mr Hoffman’s resignation follows weeks of unrest about the decision to allow the £305m purchase of Newcastle by a consortium spearheaded by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.

It comes at a sensitive time for English football, with a wide-ranging review overseen by the former sports minister, Tracey Crouch, expected to be published next week.

His imminent exit comes even as the Premier League is close to securing $2 billion from the sale of its US television rights.

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