Foreign owners ‘want to scrap Premier League relegation’

Clubs could force through radical rule change if more sides fall into foreign hands, according to LMA chief

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Relegation and promotion to the Premier League could be axed if a number of foreign top flight club owners get their way, according to League Managers’ Association chief executive Richard Bevan.

Bevan, speaking at the Professional Players Federation conference in London on Monday, confirmed that some clubs owned by foreigners have already voiced their support for a possible vote to abolish relegation.

And the LMA chief fears clubs could succeed in forcing through the radical overhaul should “four or five” more Premier League clubs end up in foreign hands.

“We’re very keen that the recent Department for Culture Media and Sport report is successful in helping the FA get to a stage where they’ve got a licencing programme for clubs,” said Bevan.

“Because there are a number of overseas-owned clubs already talking about bringing about the avoidance of promotion and relegation in the Premier League. If we have four or five more new owners, that could happen.”

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