Senior executive of the Premier League, Tim Davie, has become the second person to turn down an offer to succeed Richard Scudamore as the league’s new head.
The Premier League have been on the lookout for a leadership replacement after inbound incumbent Susanna Dinnage unexpectedly reneged on the offer. Dinnage backtracked on the new role three weeks ago despite being announced as Scudamore’s successor last November.
The EPL released at a statement as the time: “Despite her commitment to the Premier League in early November, Susanna Dinnage has now advised the Nominations Committee that she will not be taking up the position of Chief Executive,
“The Committee has reconvened its search and is talking to candidates. There will be no further comment until an appointment is made.”
It is reported that Davie was considered during the original recruitment process, and narrowly missed out on the job the first time around.
He has since confirmed that he will remain in his role at the BBC, which means Richard Masters, managing director of the Premier League, will remain as the interim head while the search for Scudamore’s successor continues.
The recruitment drive is being lead by chair of the EPL’s Nomination Committee Bruce Buck, who left the role of Chelsea Chairman after 19 years in charge.