Cardiff City chief executive Ken Choo has backed a proposal to give departing Premier League boss Richard Scudamore a £5m ‘farewell gift’.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Choo said the Bluebirds would be happy to make a contribution of £250,000 to the bonus as proposed by Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck.

Scudamore has been with the Premier League for 19 years but has now decided to step down, with Susanna Dinnage taking his role come January.

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Scudamore, who has overseen the value of the league’s UK television rights’ rise from £670m to £5.14bn, reportedly pockets a £2.5m a year salary.

On the idea, Choo said:

He [Scudamore] has done a great job. He has moved the Premier League on to another level, and he has allowed someone new [his successor, Susanna Dinnage] to take it further now. He deserves the recognition.

The proposal by Buck, who is a long-term friend of Scudamore, has not gone down well with the majority of football supporters, who feel the money would be of better use elsewhere.

It is also believed that Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham are opposed to the idea.

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