The news brand has re-hired Clayton in a newly created role as global publisher of sport, starting in January 2023
Clayton, who was at the Mail for 14 years, left in 2018 to become Head of talkSPORT. Previously Clayton oversaw all sports coverage across the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Mail Online.
He will be charged with overseeing DMGT Media’s sports output around the world, creating new sports content streams and reflecting the growth in multiple digital platforms.
Lee Clayton commented: “I am delighted that I will be working once again at DMGT in a global role that will look to expand the Mail’s status as a leading publisher of sports content on the world stage.
“I am hugely passionate about the world of publishing and creating bespoke content and am excited to be re-joining a fantastic team in this new adventure.”
Ted Verity, editor of Mail Newspapers, added: “As a leader and innovator, Lee is the best in the business and I am delighted that he’s coming home to the Mail. Four years of hurt while he was away never stopped me dreaming.”