Alison Brittain is 'absolutely delighted' at unanimous vote

Premier League announces Alison Brittain as its new chair after clubs voted unanimously in favour of her appointment… but she won’t take over until early NEXT YEAR

  • Alison Brittain will take over as the Premier League’s new chair early next year
  • Clubs voted unanimously in her favour and she will replace Peter McCormick
  • McCormick has served as interim chairman since Gary Hoffman’s resignation 

The Premier League has announced Alison Brittain as its new chair after clubs ‘voted unanimously in favour’ of her appointment.

Brittain will take over from interim chairman Peter McCormick early next year.

‘I have been a football fan since I was a child and so am absolutely delighted to be appointed chair of the Premier League,’ she said in a statement.

Alison Brittain has been appointed as the Premier League’s new chairman following a vote

‘The game is of enormous national importance, is loved by so many people around the world and can have a tremendous positive impact on communities.

‘It will be a real privilege to be able to help to develop plans for the future and work with all the key stakeholders in the game to ensure its long-term sustainability and success.’

Former permanent chairman Gary Hoffman quite in January after just 18 months in the job, after clubs reportedly turned on him following Newcastle United’s £350million Saudi-backed takeover. 

Sportsmail revealed back in October that Burnley owner Alan Pace expressed no confidence in Hoffman’s leadership at an emergency shareholders’ meeting, with other clubs also unhappy at the Premier League’s handling of the matter. 

The Premier League confirmed Gary Hoffman will leave his post as chair at the end of January

While another Premier League meeting took place earlier this month without clubs demanding a vote of no confidence in Hoffman, he felt he lacked the support of the majority of the sides. 

Hoffman said: ‘It has been a privilege to lead the Premier League through the last two seasons – when the spirit of English football has been more important than ever. 

‘Now, I have decided the time is right for me to stand aside to allow new leadership to steer the league through its next exciting phase.’ 

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