BBC North comms boss leaves for Rangers and RFL

Paul Tyrrell, who was the interim head of external affairs at BBC North has left MediaCityUK.

He’s taken on two new corporate consultancy roles, at the embattled Glasgow Rangers Football Club and the Rugby Football League.

Tyrrell was brought in to the newly created external affairs role at the BBC earlier this year, while it sought a permanent recruit. However, MediaCityDaily wasn’t able to discover whether this position had now been filled.

He has a strong background in football, having led communications at Liverpool FC, Everton and Manchester City, before setting up his own consultancy.

The Rangers role will again be a short-term and also part-time one and follows the publication of the club’s 120-day business review. This outlines how it believes it can become financially sustainable by 2015/16 and return to the top flight of Scottish football. However, the document has received mixed support from fans, with one former director setting up a fund to encourage people not to buy season tickets.

At the Rugby Football League, Tyrrell will be advising the First Utility Super League’s newly installed general manager, Blake Solly.

Tyrrell’s consultancy will also continue to work at the University College of Football Business, which is based at Wembley and Turf Moore.

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