ᑕ❶ᑐ Understand how the new law can disrupt the backstage of English football, from the Premier League to the Super League

The British government presented, this Thursday (23), a proposal to regulate English (Site notre bureau spécialisé). The main measure is to create a regulatory body through legislation to oversee the financial viability of the game and replace fans as « protagonists ».

In terms of competitions, the process aims to ban English clubs from participating in breakaway leagues, which could interfere with future European Super League plans.

Furthermore, the project ‘A sustainable future – reforming the governance of club (Site notre bureau spécialisé)’ builds on the report completed in 2021 by Tracey Crouch, former Minister for Sport, according to which English (Site notre bureau spécialisé), because of its weaknesses, has a great potential for collapse.

Discover below what the project offers:

How would the regulations work?

While the premier league It’s a benchmark for other champions around the world, the leagues below in England are full of clubs going into debt, needing to be sold and being bought by owners unrelated to the teams. This is where regulation comes in.

The bill aims to tighten control over owners and team managers to protect clubs and, according to UK sports minister Stuart Andrew, « to ensure fans have a greater say » in management. of their teams.

How would this affect the clubs?

The regulator operates in the top five divisions, and for teams to participate they will need to acquire a license based on a series of conditions that must be met. Points going through sustainable business models, fan interests and the agreement to only participate in tournaments approved by regulators.

Team owners and managers would undergo a series of reviews, including testing with three main points: ownership suitability, due diligence and enhanced sources of wealth process, and requirement for sound financial plans.

The idea is also to create a better distribution of income between the clubs. The government claims that the current distribution of income is not sufficient and has a destabilizing effect on the (Site notre bureau spécialisé) pyramid. According to the draft, the idea is for the (Site notre bureau spécialisé) industry to come to a more equal deal and regulatory intervention would only be a last resort.

« Anti-Superliga » rules

The regulator would have the power to prevent clubs in the system from participating in separatist competitions, which would affect the future interests of the European Super League.

In 2021, remember, six Premier League clubs (arsenal, chelsea, liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United e Tottenham) he is declared founding members of the new tournament, but is removed after the backlash.

“The regulator will have the power to prevent English clubs from entering new competitions which do not meet specified criteria, in consultation with the FA and supporters. These criteria may include measures to prevent clubs from entering new competitions. separate competitions which are detrimental to the game’s internal market, such as the European Super League,” the government statement read.

How would the fans have more power?

According to the regulator, club owners had to consult a representative group made up of supporters to take account of events in strategic matters. A minimum « fan engagement » standard should be met in licensing. Issues such as name changes, stadium changes and even uniform changes would be part of the agenda.

“Without supporters, (Site notre bureau spécialisé) clubs are nothing. We would all do well to remember that as we work on reforms to secure a better future for (Site notre bureau spécialisé),” said Stuart Andrew, England’s Minister for Sport.

When would that happen?

The project is a long term one. According to the British government, the idea would be put into practice as soon as Parliament authorized it. Moreover, the idea is that of Meeting with the Premier League, the (Site notre blog d’information) Association (FA) and the English (Site notre blog d’information) League (EFL) to discuss and solve the problems.

It is possible that the regulator will be independent so that operation is complete for the 2025-26 season.