Ex-FA chief calls for radical thinking to restore balance to English game

31 May 2019

Mark Palios
Photo: Getty Images Mark Palios, owner of Tranmere Rovers and former chief exective at the FA, believe it is time for radical thinking to restore balance to English game.

Mark Palios, former chief executive of the FA, believes inevitable Super League will hit Premier League.

Solution could be salary cap - and two-tier squads for biggest clubs.

“It’s no surprise the Premier League cannot find a chief executive with these clubs wanting to break away,” Paios says.

“It’s like if you put a shark in a boating pond.” 

It is a colourful turn of phrase from Mark Palios but it feels pretty apposite. The former chief executive of the Football Association (FA) is surveying a football landscape that features super-clubs eyeing the potential bonanza of a European Super League and an English pyramid said by many to be broken, with its widening gap between haves and have-nots. 

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