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Premier League CEO Pemsel resigns before starting job

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OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: David Pemsel backstage during #BoFVOICES on November 29, 2018 in Oxfordshire, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion)

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Newly-appointed Premier League chief executive David Pemsel, who was set to begin his new role in February, has resigned before starting the job after newspaper allegations about his private life were made public earlier this week.

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Pemsel was appointed to the job after Susanna Dinnage accepted the role in November 2018 before then rejecting it a month later.

The PL released the following statement on Friday:

“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.

“Richard Masters will continue as Interim Chief Executive.”

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