Liverpool FC communications director Jen Chang has reportedly left the club.
The soccer team told website Sporting Intelligence that Chang, who joined earlier this year, had left by “mutual consent.”
A spokesperson said: “I can confirm Jen Chang has left Liverpool Football Club by mutual consent and has returned to the US for family reasons. He reviewed and refocused the Liverpool Ladies and created a new impetus in relation to their structure, organization, and future playing strategy.”
“We would like to thank [Chang] for his contribution to Liverpool Football Club during his time here and wish him well in his future career back in the US,” the spokesperson said. “[Chang] would like to thank everyone he has worked with during his time at Liverpool for their support and respect and wishes the club every success.”
The news follows Liverpool apologizing after Chang met with Sean Cummins, who manages the spoof Twitter account “Duncan Jenkins.” Cummins alleges that Chang threatened to revoke the blogger's season ticket during the meeting, unless he tweeted that he had no mole at the club.
However, the club has denied Chang's exit and the incident are related.
PRWeek UK reported earlier this year that Chang, a senior editor at Sports Illustrated, had replaced Ian Cotton in the top communications role.
This article originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK, the sister publication of PRWeek under Haymarket Media.