15 January 2021 - 11:45 AM


PA Images | Former Olympique de Marseille president Vincent Labrune, who was elected president of the LFP in September, has a huge task on his hands to provide a way forward for French football following months of turmoil.

'To relaunch you first have to recognise the situation': Ambitious plan for French football's future presents case for entire European industry

  • Several stakeholders across Europe have flaunted ideas of a 'rethink' in light of the pandemic without concrete proposals to achieve a sustainable way forward.
  • Consultancy Sport Value is providing exactly that, anchored in the structural issues highlighted by the crisis in French football which it says also apply to the wider industry.
  • Welcoming minority and bond investors are one of the most important areas that needs addressing with the current shareholding structure limiting clubs' access to capital.
  • Nicolas Blanc, Sport Value's founder and CEO, says short-term thinking is constraining the industry as a whole from becoming truly professional.

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