The English Premier League has cast its net further afield to the United States in a bid to find its next chief executive, after a number of candidates turned down the position.
The eight month search for a successor to Richard Scudamore has so far failed to source a candidate that has been both suitable and willing to take up the position. Since the start of the search, Susanna Dinnage was appointed to the role, but backed out weeks later.
Tim Davie, BBC studios chief executive, and UKTV chief executive Darren Childs have also both turned down the position at the football league.
As reported by the Financial Times, following a meeting of the clubs 20 league chairmen last week, the football league has been forced to consider a US candidate despite previously dismissing the idea,
The search for the CEO is being led by Chelsea chairman, Bruce Buck, who is also the Chair of the EPL’s Nomination Committee. Buck has once again suggested that in order to secure a big name for the position, an increased salary should be offered.
It has previously been reported that Davie only just missed out on the role when Dinnage was appointed, however he has now opted to continue in his role at the BBC, meaning Premier League Managing Director Richard Masters will remain in temporary charge, as the search for Scudamore’s successor continues.