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Premier League hires Fifa exec as global head of media sales

The Premier League, the top tier of club football in England, has appointed Josh Smith to the role of global head of media sales.

Smith currently serves as director of television services at football’s world governing body Fifa and will take up his new role at the Premier League at the beginning of October.

He will be charged with leading the League’s sales process across multiple international markets.

Paul Molnar, director of broadcasting at the Premier League, said: “He has developed an excellent reputation across the industry and brings a wealth of experience from his time at Team Marketing, BT Sport, and most recently Fifa.”