Premier League begins work on a code of conduct charter in an effort to fend off the Super League threat
Premier League begins work on a code of conduct charter requiring all 20 clubs to commit to a collective approach to decision-making … in an effort to fend off the Super League threat
- A new Premier League charter would fit alongside the existing rulebook
- The proposed new document is considered crucial to rebuild trust between clubs
- It would ban Premier League clubs from participating in other competitions
- It could also prohibit member clubs from meeting separately outside of official events
The Premier League has begun drafting a code of conduct that requires all 20 clubs to sign up, in an effort to reduce the threat of breakouts and uprisings.
The Premier League charter would stand alongside the existing rulebook and require clubs to commit to a collective approach to decision-making, undermined by the Big Six’s secret negotiations to join the fateful European Super League.
While the Charter is still in its early stages, the proposed new document is seen as crucial for restoring trust between clubs.
The Premier League (photo, CEO Richard Masters) has started drafting a code of conduct that requires all 20 clubs to sign up.
In addition to banning Premier League clubs from participating in other competitions, the Charter could prohibit members of member clubs from meeting separately outside of official shareholder meetings.
A major source of tension in recent years has been the number of clandestine meetings between the Big Six prior to official functions.
The Premier League board continues to face calls to punish the Big Six for attempting to launch the Super League, as it threatened the commercial value of all domestic competitions.
One proposal supported by the other 14 clubs is that the Big Six be fined – with the money invested in grassroots football and to support the Premier League’s charity projects.
Last week’s announcement of the Super League sparked fan protests at clubs across the country
Former chief Richard Scudamore insists major changes are on the way for the Premier League
Richard Scudamore predicts major changes in the way English football is run and says the Big Six will have to face the consequences for their actions.
The former Premier League chief insists the top flight’s rulebook prevented the six from leaving for the ESL, revealing they had previously been warned.
‘I think changes will come. The actions of the six have changed some of the dynamic forever, ”he said.
‘I would like the six to come round the table again. Not right away, because there is too much anger.
‘There must be consequences. Something has to be gained for what they have done through commitments or changes in attitude. ‘