Finance guru: Tottenham could 'lobby' the Government to abolish controversial plan
Tottenham will not change their stance on an independent regulator for English football and will “lobby” the Government to scrap its plans.
So says finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the proposed sweeping reforms to football governance.
Tottenham were one of six English clubs to champion the Super League last April, which led directly to the launch of Tracey Crouch MP’s fan-led review.
One of 47 new measures proposed therein was the introduction of an independent regulator to protect clubs from financial mismanagement.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorris has now promised to set up the regulator by the next election in May 2024, per The Independent on Monday (4 April).
But Spurs will do everything in their power to ensure the controversial plan never sees the light of day, insists Plumley.
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“I think this buys them a bit more time,” the Sheffield Hallam University expert told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.
“I am pretty sure they will lobby their case not to have a regulator at all.
“The big Premier League clubs were always going to be the most resistant to this. They will be the driving force.
“They don’t want independent regulation. It will be interesting to see what follows now.
“I am sure they will do everything they can in the next couple of years to make sure it either doesn’t happen or that they get a watered-down version.”
“Their position won’t change. They don’t want it and they will do everything they can to deflect away from it.”
The so-called ‘Big Six’ have reportedly been successful in their attempts to repel the introduction of an owners’ charter for top-flight sides.
In-form Tottenham are currently 4th in the Premier League after their 4-0 win at Aston Villa last Saturday (9 April).