Thursday, March 11, 1999 Published at 17:37 GMT
Premiership chiefs quit
Peter Leaver: The latest casualty among football's administrators
British football has been rocked by another administrative crisis, with the announcement that the two leading figures in the Premier League have quit their posts.
The pair sparked opposition from a number of leading chairmen when they agreed contracts with former BSkyB executives Sam Chisholm and David Chance with a view to renegotiating future TV rights deals.
Mike Foster, the secretary of the Premier League, has been appointed as acting chief executive, with Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dave Richards named as acting chairman.
Blood on football's carpet
The Football Association also lost its chief executive Graham Kelly and chairman Keith Wiseman in a "cash-for-votes" row.
And the Scottish Football Association last week sacked its chief executive Jim Farry in a dispute over the delayed registration of a Celtic player.
Once it was revealed that Leaver and Quinton had agreed deals with the ex-BSkyB bosses their future was thrown into question.
The working party reported back to a scheduled meeting of the 20 Premiership chairmen on Thursday.
The Premier League then released a statement saying it had accepted the resignations of Leaver and Quinton.