Finance guru: Man City 'not happy' as news emerges from Downing Street
Man City will not be happy with the new Government’s stance on the Fan-Led Review for Football.
That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about how regime change in 10 Downing Street could affect the fate of the charter.
Released in November last year, the Fan-Led Review proposed the introduction of an independent regulator for English football, among a number of other recommendations.
There were fears among some advocates of the dossier that new prime minister Liz Truss’s advocacy of small government might mean she is opposed to the ideology of independent regulation.
But The i reported last Friday (9 September) that sources close to Truss have allayed fears that she is keen to water down the contents of the charter.
Plumley explained why City will be among those who will baulk at the news.
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“We know why they aren’t keen on the review,” the Sheffield Hallam University expert told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“It isn’t going to be the end of the world for them, but there would be certain aspects that they aren’t happy with.
“The Premier League at large has said it doesn’t want independent regulation, and I think the likes of Man City are a driving force within that.
“When individual teams have more leverage thean the leagues themselves, they are going to use that to their advantage when they can.
“But we are a long way from every facet of this review being implemented, as we’ve said before. There are a lot of negotiations still to be had, and that isn’t necessarily top of the agenda in politics at the moment.
“But I do think that, yes, City will look to push back on the recommendations whenever they can.”