Calling for "rethink" of football, Cardiff chairman says 12 Championship clubs are up for sale

19 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images The coronavirus pandemic is the time for football's own Big Bang, according to Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman.

The coronavirus pandemic is the time for football's own Big Bang, according to Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman.

He believes the Championship's financial difficulties should be solved by a cash injection from the Premier League.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Football is in need of a "rethink" and the coronavirus pandemic is the time to do it, according to Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman, who claims around half the clubs in the Championship are up for sale.

Dalman's comments echo those of EFL chairman Rick Parry who earlier this month told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee clubs were facing a £200 million "hole" by September and that there was a need for a "proper reset post-Covid" in terms of business models in the Football League.

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