Gary Hoffman has decided he will be stepping down as the Premier League chairman at the end of January. He was the first permanent chair since Richard Scudamore's departure in 2018.
The Premier League announced the news via their official website on Wednesday and although no official reason has been given, the way Newcastle's takeover by a Saudi group was handled has reportedly angered clubs. Some believe the deal should have been blocked because of Saudi Arabia's poor human rights record while others felt they were not kept informed by the league's top brass over what was happening.
"It has been a privilege to lead the Premier League through the last two seasons - when the spirit of English football has been more important than ever. Now, I have decided the time is right for me to stand aside to allow new leadership to steer the League through its next exciting phase."
The league announced that they will start immediately to look for a new replacement.
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