Dean Morse and Dominic Hart have both received promotions at the Daily Mirror.
Morse had been sports editor of the Mirror since 2001, when he was promoted after serving as deputy sports editor to Des Kelly. During his tenure, Morse made headlines himself in 2006 when he turned down an interview with Jose Mourinho when Chelsea FC demanded copy approval for the feature with the club’s then manager. Four other papers carried the interview in the club’s required Q&A format, together with a sidebar outlining the club’s charity work; The Sun ran the piece under an “exclusive” tag.
Famously, Morse said at the time: “Chelsea may be run by Russians, but we’re not Pravda yet.”
He is now being given a senior executive role as head of sport at the Mirror Group, with Hart promoted to sports editor at the daily paper.
Hart has been at the Mirror for the past six years, having previously worked both at the Mail on Sunday and BBC Sport.
The Mirror reshuffle appears to have been prompted by an attempt by the Daily Mail‘s new head of sport, Lee Clayton, to lure Hart to Derry Street as that paper’s sports editor.