Premier League : Gary Hoffman appointed new chairman of the league

The Premier League has hired Gary Hoffman, chairman of Monzo, to be its new leader. Hoffman, 60, replaces Richard Scudamore, who stood down at the end of last season and he will work alongside chief exec Richard Masters.

He said: “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.

“During my time at the Football Foundation, I saw how the growth of the Premier League, to become the world’s most-watched sporting competition, helped it play an increasingly pivotal role in communities across the country.

“Now everyone in football, at home and abroad, is coming together to support one another through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am convinced this spirit of togetherness will help the game we cherish, and the Premier League, endure long into the future.”

After long-serving Richard Scudamore held the position of executive chairman from 2014 until the end of 2018, top-flight clubs decided to once again split the role.

Susanna Dinnage and then David Pemsel were due to take up the role of chief executive, only for Richard Masters to assume the position on a permanent basis in December after a year in interim charge.