Huddersfield Town chairman calls for survival discussions: 60 clubs could go under

25 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images Football has created the position it is in but now has the opportunity to get back to a place where it is run better, according to Huddersfield Town chairman Phil Hodgkinson.

Football has created the position it is in but now has the opportunity to get back to a place where it is run better, according to Huddersfield Town chairman Phil Hodgkinson.

Clubs are likely to be entirely without income until fans are again allowed to attend matches.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Up to 60 clubs could go under if football does not find a way to support clubs through the coronavirus pandemic, according to Huddersfield Town chairman Phil Hodgkinson, who believes the situation has created an opportunity for football to get back into "a place where it's run better".

Lower-league clubs are being hit especially hard in terms of cash flow due to currently going without matchday income, on which they are heavily reliant, but Championship clubs especially were prior to the crisis already in financially unstable positions.

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