The Premier League has confirmed that Richard Masters, who has served as the organisation’s interim CEO since Richard Scudamore stepped down, has been given the role on a permanent basis.
At a special meeting, the 20 clubs backed Masters for the permanent job, after David Pemsel stood down from the post before taking up the role, and after Susanna Dinnage and Tim Davie both previously turned it down.
On the back of Arsenal’s latest campaign, bringing back the retro bruised banana range with partners adidas, we chat to the club’s Commercial Director Peter Silverstone about meaningful partnerships, working with others on sustainable initiatives and why Gunners fans are so taken by this season’s kits.
How much emphasis does Arsenal place on finding a partner who shares the club’s values?
Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson has lent his support to a charity single taken from a new football film Everton: Howard’s Way.
The film, directed by Rob Sloman, tells the story of the 1984/85 Everton team which won the league title and the Cup Winners’ Cup under the club’s most successful manager Howard Kendall.
Former Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has fronted Miller Insurance’s Insure Your Future campaign.
Ikeme was diagnosed with acute Leukemia in July 2017 after a routine pre-season blood test showed abnormal results. After battling the illness, he retired a year later in July 2018 on medical grounds.
The FA has appointed Pitch International as the global broadcast distributor of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (WSL).
Pitch was appointed by the FA after a tender process, and will be the exclusive global rights distributor for the competition outside of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The UK-based agency will be tasked with building on the 13 overseas territories in which the league is already broadcast.
Manchester United has announced a new partnership with Alibaba Group that will give the e-commerce conglomerate exclusive rights to share club content in China across its ecosystem for the first time.
The partnership will see Manchester United content presented and localised on multiple Alibaba platforms, giving Chinese fans access to club content including select first team matches, highlights and localised original productions.
The German Football League (DFL) says it has successfully tested the world’s first football match to be broadcast in a vertical, 9:16 format.
A Bundesliga match between Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen was broadcast in the normal 16:9 format as well as in vertical video in response to changing media consumption habits thanks to the rise in streaming from mobile devices.
UEFA has confirmed a ‘game-changing’ overhaul of the UEFA Women’s Champions League which, from the 2021/22 season will include a group stage for the first time.
The changes to the competition were announced by the UEFA Executive Committee, and will see a mini-tournament qualification stage consisting of a semi-final and final take place before the advancing teams take part in a 16-team group stage. European football’s governing body says the format will ensure that teams from 10 countries compete among the top 16 teams in the competition.
Juventus have launched a poll to allow fans to vote for a new goal celebration song to be played inside the stadium when the team scores.
The club is changing its current music - Chelsea Dagger by Scottish rock band The Fratellis - and is working with its partner Socios to allow fans to buy Juventus Fan Tokens ($JUV) on a new mobile app and vote for a new song.
The European champions will offer their fans exclusive content as well as club branded emojis and badges.
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