EFL chairman says clubs should "reset" their business models after coronavirus pandemic

23 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images The EFL's chairman, Rick Parry, told the BBC he is "not a fan of the begging-bowl culture", following calls for the Premier League to support the lower leagues.

The EFL's chairman, Rick Parry, told the BBC he is "not a fan of the begging-bowl culture", following calls for the Premier League to support the lower leagues.

Instead, Parry said EFL clubs should, in dialogue with the Premier League, talk about how to become sustainable in the future.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

EFL clubs should "reset" their business models on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the leagues' chairman, Rick Parry.

With English football being postponed until at least 30th April, lower-league clubs are being hit especially hard in terms of cash flow due to the loss of matchday income, on which they are heavily reliant.

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