Susanna Dinnage will become the most powerful woman in world football when she replaces Richard Scudamore as the new Premier League executive chairman.
Dinnage, a senior executive at media organisation Discovery, will replace outgoing chief Scudamore early next year.
“I am excited at the prospect of taking on this fantastic role,” said Dinnage, who becomes the first woman to hold the post.
“The Premier League means so much to so many people. It represents the pinnacle of professional sport and the opportunity to lead such a dynamic and inspirational organisation is a great privilege.
“With the support of clubs and the team, I look forward to extending the success of the League for many years to come.”
The 51-year-old Fulham fan has experience in the crucial field of the three-yearly Premier League TV rights issue from the other side of the fence, having briefly threatened Sky’s stranglehold following Discovery’s takeover of Eurosport. READ MORE
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