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The Premier League have beefed up their senior management team by appointing Nic Coward, a former acting chief executive of the Football Association, as general secretary.

Coward, a 44-year-old lawyer who is currently chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority, will join the Premier League in the spring.

Coward will head up the league's legal functions and one of his responsibilities will be to manage relationships with the FA, UEFA and FIFA - all bodies with whom the Premier League have had disputes with in the last couple of years.

Mike Foster, the current general secretary, will stay on at the Premier League but in a new role concentrating on the clubs and the competition.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said: "We are extremely pleased to have recruited someone of Nic Coward's calibre for what is a key role on the Premier League's senior management team.

"His wealth of experience, gained from four years of running the British Horseracing Authority and senior legal, regulatory and management roles during a seven-year spell at the Football Association, will make him an extremely valuable asset.

"Nic joins an exceptional team of people that I am fortunate enough to work with here at the League."

Coward was formerly the FA's director of corporate and legal affairs and has been chairman of the Sports Rights Owners Coalition from 2005 to 2010.

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