Report: Rivals furious after Liverpool and Man Utd given Premier League special treatment

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Dom Le Roy

The Premier League have been searching for a successor to Richard Scudamore in the Chief Executive position, although some rather controversial details have now emerged.

The Times report that both Manchester United and Liverpool were granted the opportunity to meet three candidates and vet them before a decision was made.

This has apparently left rival clubs furious, as they were not allowed such a chance, with Man City, Arsenal, and Spurs reportedly left particularly annoyed and frustrated.

Man United and Liverpool representatives met with Susanna Dinnage, who originally had been handed the role before pulling out of the job prior to taking it up along with the two other candidates, Dave Howe and David Pemsel.

The nominations committee was headed up by Chelsea chief Bruce Buck, along with Mike Garlick, the Burnley chairman, and Susan Whelan, the Leicester City chief executive.

They were joined by Manchester United’s Ed Woodward and Crystal Palace’s Steve Parish after Dinnage snubbed the role.

Pemsel later had to step down from the race after a controversial story emerged about the married man allegedly sending text messages to a young female colleague. The post was eventually filled by Richard Masters.

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