LONDON: The Premier League has suffered a second setback in its search for a successor to Richard Scudamore as chief executive.

BBC sources have reported that Tim Davie, chief executive of commercial division BBC Studios, has followed the ‘not for me’ example set last month by Susanna Dinnage of the Discovery channel.

Davie, who was acting director-general of the BBC from November 2012 to April 2013, was involved in the original recruitment process and narrowly missed out on the job when Dinnage was hired.

The Premier League wanted him as her replacement but will now continue with managing director Richard Masters in temporary charge.