Newly-appointed Premier League chief executive David Pemsel, who was set to begin his new role in February, has resigned before starting the job after newspaper allegations about his private life were made public earlier this week.
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The PL released the following statement on Friday:
“Following media disclosures earlier this week and discussions with David Pemsel, the Premier League has today accepted David’s resignation and he will no longer be joining as chief executive.
“Richard Masters will continue as Interim Chief Executive.”