David Pemsel who was due to begin his role as CEO for the Premier League has resigned, before even starting the job.

Pemsel, who accepted the role less than two months ago and was due to begin in February, submitted his resignation following allegations made about his private life. 

Texts made by Pemsel to a former female colleague were published in The Sun, but have since been removed. Crisis talks were reportedly held by Premier League, though no confirmation has been made of this. Pemsel has not commented on the allegations either. 

The news now means that the Premier League will need to continue their search for a new CEO. Richard Masters will continue in the role in the interim.

In a statement made by the Premier League, they said: “Following media disclosures earlier this week and discussions with David Pemsel, the Premier League has today accepted David’s resignation and he will no longer be joining as chief executive.”

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