Tim Nichols is to leave the Lebedev-owned Evening Standard, where he has been sports editor for four years, to take up a senior sports desk role elsewhere on Derry Street: at the Daily Mail.
The cat was let out of the bag last week when the London evening title advertised the vacancy for a sports editor.
Nichols, a former sports news editor at the Mail, has been recruited as deputy sports editor. This follows the recent departure of Alex Kay-Jelski, who has joined The Times as its sports editor.
Lee Clayton, the Mail‘s Head of Sport, told sportsjournalists.co.uk: “Tim made a huge impact when he first joined the Daily Mail as a young journalist, moving through the ranks to become news editor before moving to the Evening Standard in search of opportunities to further his career.
“He has proven himself to be a successful sports editor with a drive for news and he is ready to take the next step in his career.
“He will join the Daily Mail as joint deputy sports editor and becomes part of an executive newspaper sports team including Marc Padgett (deputy sports editor) and Laura Williamson (sports news editor).
“We set high standards at Daily Mail sport and Tim will only help further our ambitions to provide the best sports service across all our platforms.”
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