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Premier League turns eyes toward the US for new CEO

The Premier League hunt for a chief executive is shifting to the United States according to a report in The Financial Times. The league is looking for a replacement for longtime chief executive Richard Scudamore who is retiring.

Longtime TV executive Susanna Dinnage was named as Scudamore’s successor last year, but in December withdrew from the role before taking her new position up. Following Dinnage’s withdrawal, BBC executive Tim Davie turned down the position.

A five-person panel that is working on finding a new chief executive is working in conjunction with headhunter Spencer Stuart. According to The Financial Times, the headhunter’s US office has been active in the search. The original list of potential chief executive’s only included British names, but now the Premier League might be looking at the success of US pro sports leagues in expanding its search.

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