Peter McCormick

LONDON: Peter McCormick will take over as interim chair of the Premier League when Gary Hoffman steps down on February 1.

EPL clubs Thursday unanimously approved McCormick's temporary appointment, while the recruitment process for a permanent chair continues.

McCormick will remain as chair of the Premier League’s Football Board and Legal Advisory Groups, both executive positions, and previously acted as the League’s interim chair between March 2014 and June 2015.