English football regulator plan confirmed but financial battles loom

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  • Government wants to give supporters say in how game is run
  • Concerns raised over lack of money trickling down

English football is to take a new direction after the government confirmed plans for an independent regulator of the game, but crucial concerns over financial redistribution may yet hinder any progress.

On Thursday the government will present its white paper on football governance in the men’s elite game to the House of Commons. Its plan is to create a regulator “established in law to oversee the financial sustainability of the game and put fans back at the heart of how football is run”. Following a period of consultation, those plans will be the turned into legislation “as soon as parliamentary time allows”, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport says.

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Written by Paul MacInnes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/feb/22/english-football-regulator-plan-confirmed-but-financial-battles-loom under the title “English football regulator plan confirmed but financial battles loom”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.