Anthony Fry to replace Sir Dave Richards as Premier League chairman

Fry to become PL chairman
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Anthony Fry will replace Sir Dave Richards as the Premier League chairman this June.

The Premier League have announced that Anthony Fry will become the new chairman of the top flight from June.

The 57-year-old will take the reins from Sir Dave Richards, who was first appointed as the league chairman back in 1999, following a career as the Finance Committee of the BBC Trust.

"I have been privileged to work in some exceptional organisations across a range of interesting and diverse areas with some extremely talented people," said Fry. "The opportunity to become chairman of the Premier League is one that appealed hugely to me for obvious reasons.

"I have a deep-seated and long-held passion for sport and believe the skills and attributes I have developed throughout all aspects of my career will serve both the Premier League clubs and the executive extremely well."

Fry's appointment came about following a recruitment process by the Nominations Committee led by Chelsea's Bruce Buck, Peter Coates of Stoke City, Manchester United's David Gill and John Williams, who formerly worked for Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City.

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