Premier League chairman resigns after just 18 months in the role following fierce backlash over Newcastle’s £305m Saudi-led takeover

Premier League chairman resigns after just 18 months in the role following fierce backlash over Newcastle

 

An announcement about his departure could be made in the coming days, an executive at one top-flight club said.

 

All 20 top-flight clubs are understood to have been briefed on the situation.

Mr. Hoffman’s impending resignation follows weeks of unrest about the decision to allow the £305m purchase of Newcastle by a consortium spearheaded by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.

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