By Kieran Maguire

14th Nov, 2021 | 6:00pm

Kieran Maguire tips Aston Villa 'big changes' after official Premier League announcement

Aston Villa may consider changing their accounting date for the 2022-23 season in response to the Qatar World Cup.

So says finance expert Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the impact of the first winter edition of the tournament.

The Premier League announced its revised calendar for next season on 11 November.

The campaign will now begin on 6 August and end slightly later than usual on 28 May.

The league will pause for the World Cup on 14 November before resuming on Boxing Day, eight days after the final of the tournament.

Aston Villa were one of many teams to push back their accounting dates for the pandemic-hit 2019-20 campaign when they posted a £99.2million loss.

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And Maguire speculates that clubs like Villa could take similar action to accommodate the adjustments to the 2022-23 footballing calendar.

He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “I think some clubs like Aston Villa will consider moving their accounting date in response.

“What we saw during Covid is that some clubs made big changes in terms of their accounting dates, extending them from June to July.

“That allows them to fit in the full season and the costs of bonuses. They can get all 38 Premier League games, the TV revenues and prize money.

“We did see that take place in 2019-20. It could be that, with the dates being announced, we see a few more clubs extend their year-ends until 31 July and make same big change.”

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