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Sport Premier League boss Richard Scudamore to quit

20:03  07 june  2018
20:03  07 june  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Premier League boss Richard Scudamore is to stand down before the end of the year.

The 58-year-old football chief said it had been an "absolute privilege" to led the organisation for almost 20 years.

He was appointed executive chairman in June 2014 after previously serving as chief executive since November 1999.

Announcing his decision to leave, Mr Scudamore said: "Football is an intoxicating environment and therefore difficult to give up being so involved, but my passion for what football means to so many and the positive impact it can make will never diminish."

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Chelsea FC chairman Bruce Buck said Mr Scudamore had "led the Premier League with distinction".

Under Mr Scudamore's leadership, the Premier League has enjoyed a period of sustained growth, culminating in its last UK TV deal which brought in £5.14bn.

Sky News sports editor Nick Powell said Mr Scudamore's decision to quit had "come out of the blue".

"Richard Scudamore has been the face of the Premier League for the best part of two decades," he added.

Powell said it was "major achievement" to have lasted at the helm of the Premier League for nearly 20 years given the complex commercial interests involved in English football.

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