Premier League clubs urged by Gillingham to give £50m to struggling teams

24 March 2020 11:08
Chairman Paul Scally wants help for League One and Two clubsScally says coronavirus crisis is ‘time of reckoning for football’Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coveragePremier League clubs have been urged by the Gillingham chairman, Paul Scally, to pay £2.5m each into a solidarity fund to help some of the English Football League’s most vulnerable clubs as the football authorities discuss how to cope with the financial implications of the coronavirus crisis. Scally said such funds would help League One and League Two clubs plug unprecedented financial black holes and believes the crisis will prove a “a time of reckoning” for the sport. Conversations between the Football Association, Premier League, EFL and the Professional Footballers’ Association to determine realistic and sustainable solutions are ongoing. Related: Yeovil ask players and staff to take 50% pay cut to safeguard club's future Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian