Bosses of the Premier League club are set to sign departing boss of BT Gavin Patterson

Football bosses pushed up the BT chief Executive Gavin Patterson as a potential new leader of the Premier League, “the Sunday Telegraph” will be able to identify.

It is understood the heads of the club have made informal approaches to Mr Patterson about the role. It needs to be replaced in his current job until the end of the year.

Richard Scudamore, in charge of the Premier League for nearly two decades, also announced that he will leave in the coming months.

Clubs has appointed Headhunter Spencer Stuart to look for fresh leadership as he battles with a shifting market of television rights. It is clear that the Premier League will be divided into the dual role of Mr. Scudamore for certain positions of Executive Director and Chairman.

Richard Scudamore, in charge of the Premier League for nearly two decades, also announced that he will leave in the coming months.

 

Spencer Stuart reports to the Committee on nominations, composed of the Chairman of Chelsea Bruce buck, his colleague Mike garlick Burnley and Leicester Executive Susan Whelan. Premier League non-Executive Directors Claudia Arnie and Kevin Beeston also on the panel.

The last attempt of Mr. Scudamore to attract the blockbuster application from technology titans in the auction of domestic law was a failure, but Amazon dipped its feet by purchasing 20 games in a season.

Income for clubs has dropped by more than £500 million compared with the previous BT and sky for three years, however.

Sources said the background of Mr. Patterson in the field of international marketing and technology, together with its experience of managing politically sensitive organization and direct knowledge of the auction law, made it a serious contender in the eyes of top clubs. 50-year-old is a devoted fan of Liverpool and Gary Lineker counts as a friend.

Search Premier League is at an early stage, and sources said Mr Patterson was still considering his options after a difficult last year and a half in BT, where he remains in power.

Chairman Jan du Plessis is looking for a successor after the battle with the regulators and fraud scandal in Italy has sparked advocating for change in the city.

BT and the Premier League declined to comment.

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