Brighton chief executive: "No appetite for European League"

9 October 2019

Paul Barber
Photo: Getty Images "We have only just reached the Premier League and we don’t want the big clubs to leave. The Premier League revenues are significant to all clubs, even the bigger clubs in the league," said Brighton CEO Paul Barber at the Leaders Football Business Summit.

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber warns there is no appetite from fans for a European League or extended European competitions.

Changing dynamic of European football "a threat" and "concern" for the club.

Brighton aim to become a top 10 team in the Premier League.

Brighton & Hove Albion chief executive Paul Barber warned that football fans in England don’t have any appetite for a European League.

Barber told the Leaders Sports Business Summit in London today that fans enjoyed the challenge of clubs being able to climb through the leagues and reach European competitions in their current form.

He added that the pyramid system of leagues in England was admired by fans and was a precious system that must be protected.

Do you want to read this article?

Get instant access by signing up for a 14-day free Premium trial

No credit card, no commitments and it will expire automatically.

You will receive a link that activates your trial in an email.

Already a standard subscriber? Upgrade here