Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson believes the Premier League is finally close to adopting a winter break.
The former England boss has long argued the need for the league to shutdown in the winter and believes the window after the FA Cup third round in January would provide the perfect opportunity.
"It would be good for the national team when they go to big tournaments and good for clubs in Europe," he told BBC Radio Five Live.
"I have been fighting for this for many years. There is too much football and not enough breaks.
"We are the only country in Europe without a mid-season break. After the FA Cup in January we should have one.
"It is important to give players one week off and one week to prepare for the next game.
"You have time to heal small injuries when you have one week off and can recover much better.
"If you take one week off every one will benefit. I think it will happen."