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Ex-Premier League chief Scudamore takes on advisory role with A-League

Former Premier League chief Richard Scudamore has taken on an advisory role with the Australian A-League.

Scudamore, who led the Premier League for 19 years, was due to receive a £5million golden handshake after stepping down from the role in November last year.

And he has landed a role as a 'special advisor' to all 11 A-league clubs and the competition's boss Greg O'Rourke, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

The move is being seen in Australia as a coup for the league, with Scudamore credited as having overseen a period of phenomenal growth for the Premier League, with revenues having risen from £148million in the 1997-98 season to £3.2 billion this season.

The A-League is in the process of transitioning away from the control of Football Federation Australia and towards an independent structure run by the clubs – much like the transformation of the Premier League back in 1992.

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