Describing pandemic as a wake-up call, QPR chief says "it really is time we reboot"

22 June 2020

Lee Hoos
Photo: PA Images "The way it looks to me right now, it's almost like a race to the bottom: which owner runs out of cash first. If there's no money coming in, all you've got is the central broadcasting deal from the league, sponsorship deals, which could also be in jeopardy," said QPR chief executive Lee Hoos.

The financial situation Championship clubs are in currently is "like a race to the bottom: which owners runs out of cash first," according to QPR chief executive Lee Hoos.

Hoos supports a salary cap, but not to "level the playing field".

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

The coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call for football and changes will have to be made to secure the game's long-term survivability, according to QPR's chief executive, Lee Hoos.

Hoos spoke to the Times before the Championship's restart on 20th June where QPR lost 0-1 at home to Barnsley. The American, a former Fulham, Southampton, Leicester, and Burnley executive, has been a vocal opponent of the EFL's plans to resume, but seemed to have adopted a more conciliatory approach.

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