Middlesbrough chairman urges EFL to probe rivals over financial conduct

16 April 2019

Steve Gibson
Photo: Getty Images Middlesbrough owner Steve Gibson (r) looks on before the Premier League match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough at Stadium of Light on August 21, 2016. Gibson has had enough of rival clubs possibly circumventing the profitability and sustainability rules.

Chairman Steve Gibson believes three Championship rivals are trying to bypass the profitability and sustainability rules and wants the EFL to investigate.

He is part of a small group of clubs who are demanding more stringent punishments for clubs found guilty of breaching the rules. 

Middlesbrough have sold £40 million worth of players and reduced their wage bill significantly to comply with the rules of financial fair play.

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

Middlesbrough’s Chairman Steve Gibson has had enough of rival clubs possibly circumventing the profitability and sustainability rules and is demanding the English Football League investigate three Championship clubs, according to the Telegraph.

He believes Derby County, Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday have all breached the financial regulations and wants the EFL to scrutinise their accounts.

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