The Premier League is losing one of its most respected executives.
Long serving Executive Office Director Peta Bistany is leaving with no departure date yet fixed and no job to go to but she wants to spend more time with her family, according to a source.
Bistany is well liked among clubs and in the Premier League for the work she has done across the board with charities, business and community projects.
She was unwittingly caught up in the sexist e-mail scandal involving former Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore.
Aussie Bistany was referred to as “Edna” in one exchange while was also reported to have played along with some of the e-mails, but later strongly defended Scudamore which probably helped him keep his job at the time.
These are testing times for new Premier League chief Richard Masters on the back of weekly VAR controversies and that will come under the spotlight again at the IFAB meeting in Belfast on Saturday.
But what is surprising is that Mike Riley, general manager of Professional Game…