Premier League Chief Scudamore Rumored to Replace Ecclestone at F1

November 14, 2012

Premier League chief executive, Richard Scudamore may be heading to a different sport after reports revealed he was one of the favourites to replace F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

At 82 and facing the possibility of a handsome fine and perhaps prosecution for his role in the Gerhard Gribkowsky saga, the F1 boss may leave his post as president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration sooner rather than later.

Should the Briton decide to do so, Scudamore has been touted as a possible replacement with the Daily Mail stating that: “CVC say they are not yet looking for a replacement for Ecclestone but have drawn up a list of those they would approach if Ecclestone is forced to stand down or decided to do so – and Scudamore is said to be one of them.

“Scudamore’s stock in the sports industry is high with the Premier League on course to collect £5billion from their global television rights.”

However, the paper went on to add that it would take an exceptional offer to pry him away from the Premier League.