Tranmere's Mark Palios calls on PFA to use its reserves to aid EFL clubs with player wages

6 May 2020

Mark Palios
Photo: PA Images The chairman of Tranmere and former FA chief executive, Mark Palios (left), says large-scale redundancies are inevitable when furlough support ceases.

The chairman of Tranmere and former FA chief executive says large-scale redundancies are inevitable when furlough support ceases.

Wage caps and the abolition of parachute payments should be considered in a major rethink of football's structure.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) should use its "significant reserves" to subside player wages until EFL clubs are able to reactivate their income streams, according to the chairman of Tranmere Rovers, the former chief executive of the FA Mark Palios. 

"Unless something changes, many clubs will be unable to afford their player wage cost," Palios wrote in a column in the Guardian.

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