The Premier League’s chairman Gary Hoffman has resigned, sources have told ESPN.
Hoffman’s resignation comes after a turbulent spell for the top flight, but sources have told ESPN his departure is not expected to impact the daily running of the Premier League.
Hoffman, 61, is chairman of financial group Monzo and has held the role at the Premier League for 18 months.
Sources added his resignation is not solely down to the misgivings expressed by many other clubs over the Premier League’s handling of the Newcastle United takeover by the Saudi Arabia sovereign state Public Investment Fund (PIF), but it is a contributing factor.
Hoffman was not forced out by the clubs but instead decided to leave on his own terms, according to ESPN sources.
The Premier League will not rush a new appointment of chairman — a non-executive role — while CEO Richard Masters retains the support of the Premier League clubs, sources have told ESPN.