Bad owners could be forced to sell clubs by new English football regulator

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  • Football governance bill reveals extent of proposed powers
  • Detail still to be decided and potentially amended by MPs

The proposed regulator for English football will have the power to strip bad owners of their right to run a club and to force them to sell up their ­holdings, as the scope of its abilities – and limitations – came into focus at the start of a long-awaited legislative process.

On Tuesday the government published the football governance bill that has taken two years of consultation to achieve and provoked internecine dispute between football’s ­stakeholder groups. Although there is now clarity around the regulator’s mission and its proposed approach, much of the detail is still to be decided and potentially amended by MPs.

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Written by Paul MacInnes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2024/mar/19/football-governance-bill-reveals-extent-of-english-regulators-proposed-powers under the title “Bad owners could be forced to sell clubs by new English football regulator”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.