Premier League chairman Gary Hoffman is set to resign from his position following Newcastle United’s takeover by a Saudi Arabian-based consortium.
There has been a backlash from clubs relating to the takeover after they complained to the Premier League in October after it cleared the deal, with frustration over how the buyers passed the owners’ and directors’ test.
EXCLUSIVE: Gary Hoffman, the Premier League chairman, is on the brink of resigning less than 18 months after taking the role, following a backlash from a number of top flight clubs over the League’s handling of the Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle United. Full story up soon.
— Mark Kleinman (@MarkKleinmanSky) November 16, 2021
Hoffman has been in charge of the Premier League for 18 months and has taken the brunt of the blame from clubs over the green light being given to the takeover by the Public Investment Fund.
According to reports, clubs have already started the process of stopping commercial deals associated with the ownership in an effort to reduce the amount of money Newcastle can spend, for fear it will distort the league.