Tim Davie is the latest person to turn down the chance of becoming the new head of the Premier League.
Davie, chief executive of commercial division BBC Studios, has confirmed to his team he is staying in his role.
The Premier League is searching for a replacement after Susanna Dinnage pulled a u-turn on the position having initially been announced as Richard Scudamore’s successor in November.
Davie, who was acting director-general of the BBC from November 2012 to April 2013, was involved in the original recruitment process and narrowly missed out on the job when Dinnage was hired. The Premier League wanted him as her replacement, but he has stated he is content at the BBC.
It leaves the Premier League without a permanent chief executive and managing director Richard Masters in temporary charge.