Revealed! Newcastle's view on Richard Scudamore's £5m Premier League payout

Newcastle United had reservations about Richard Scudamore's controversial payout.

Richard Scudamore.
Richard Scudamore.

The Premier League’s departing executive chairman will pocket £5million over the next three years.

A statement from the league said the decision to make the payment was “supported and endorsed by the clubs”.

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However, the Gazette understands the Newcastle “expressed reservations” about the appropriateness of the proposed payout, equivalent to a payment of £250,000 from each member club, before it was approved by the Audit and Remuneration Committee and non-executive directors.

Scudamore will continue to work with the league in an “advisory capacity”.