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Gary Hoffman to become new Premier League chairman

Fri 24 April 2020 | 11:30

The former Conventry City chairman, Gary Hoffman, will become the Premier League chairman from June 1 on.

Gary Hoffman has been appointed as the Premier League new chairman and will have tenure from June 1 as approved unanimously by shareholders at a meeting on April 24.

Previously the chairman of the Football Foundation and Monzo Bank and also a vice-chairman at Coventry City, the 59-year-old chief will officially become the Premier League chairman on June 1, taking the office from the interim chairman, Claudia Arney.

"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," he said.

"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."

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, who heads the Premier League Nominations Committee, said: "Gary was the outstanding candidate in an extensive and highly competitive search process, and we believe he will form a strong partnership with our Chief Executive Richard Masters, helping to guide the League while promoting new ideas and strategies.

"Gary has proved over decades, as an executive and a board leader, that he has the character to steer world-renowned organisations through both good times and crisis situations. 

"At a vital moment in our history, Gary's knowledge and skills are sure to help us through this very difficult period."

Hoffman will work alongside chief executive Richard Masters, who was appointed by the Premier League last December.

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