English Premier League hires CEO after blundering search

LONDON (AP) — The answer to the English Premier League’s turbulent and widespread search for a new chief executive ended up being on its own doorstep.

Richard Masters was hired on Thursday as the permanent successor to Richard Scudamore, having served in the position on an interim basis for the past year during a blundering effort to find a person to run the world’s richest club soccer competition.

Two people quit before taking up one of the leading roles in world soccer.

Discovery broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage was hired before quitting in December 2018 before starting at the league.

It then turned to David Pemsel, chief executive of the Guardian Media Group, but he resigned last month — a day after a
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