New national sports daily could provide jobs for 100 journalists

A new national sports tabloid has been proposed which could provide jobs for 100 journalists.
Former Telegraph Group chief executive Jeremy
Deedes is said to be in charge of The Sportsman which will be aimed at
readers who bet on sporting events.
And former editor of the Daily Telegraph’s Spy diary column Charlie
Methven has been named as editor.
Methven is a former father of the NUJ chapel at
Telegraph Group and was among 90 journalists to leave the paper with a
redundancy pay-off earlier this year.
Zac and Ben Goldsmith, sons of the late James Goldsmith, are said to be
backing the new daily which is reported to be aiming for a spring
Deedes stepped down as chief executive of Telegraph Group in October but remains on the board as executive vice-chairman.

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