Joint Interim Scottish Professional Football League CEOs In Battle For Top Spot
Joint interim Scottish Professional Football League CEOs Neil Doncaster and David Longmuir have both confirmed that "they are to stand for the top job in the new merged set-up," according to Craig Forbes of the SCOTSMAN. The SPFL was finally given the go-ahead "after a deal was struck to reunite the two league bodies after 15 years apart." But one of the first decisions the new six-man SPFL board will have to make is which of its two CEOs -- "former Scottish Premier League boss Doncaster and Longmuir, his counterpart from the old Scottish Football League" -- will lead the organization. Doncaster "remained cagey on his own chances of landing the post." Doncaster: "Interviews will take place over the next 10 days or so but that's for the board to decide who they want to lead the organization in future." Longmuir, meanwhile, said he was keen to be considered, adding, "There will be a process over the next week or so where the newly-appointed board of the SPFL will make a decision (on the new CEO) and I will enter into that process wholeheartedly" (SCOTSMAN, 6/28).