Premier League chairman set to resign amid Newcastle takeover controversy

16 November 2021 07:55

Premier League chairman Gary Hoffman is set to resign just 18 months after taking the job amid a backlash from clubs following the controversial Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United.

A consortium consisting of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media completed their purchase of the Magpies for £305m in October.

Sky News report Hoffman is expected to resign having come under scrutiny for the Premier League's handling of the takeover.

The news comes with a wide-ranging review of the regulation of English football due to be published next week.

More to follow.

Source: 90min