Interview: Fans leader sees more inclusive path for game’s governance 

6 May 2021

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Photo: Alamy Augsburg fans when they played Nürnberg back in March 2019.

Fall out from Super League crisis should see UEFA and FAs reaffirm their role of the game’s regulator, with less dominance from elite clubs, says Football Supporters Europe chief.

Supporter organisations will next week meet UEFA President to lay out how they want to be represented in discussions on the game’s future.

 Fans’ ‘Golden Share’ proposal “a realistic and symbolic starting point” for greater supporter representation, but scepticism about board seats.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

The head of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) believes that the Super League crisis will lead to a rebalancing of football governance across the continent, with less power in the hands of big clubs, the views of a wider range of stakeholders being considered, and UEFA and national federations stepping up to their role of regulator again.

Ronan Evain, the executive director of FSE, a pan-European umbrella body that represents the interests of supporters groups in 46 UEFA member states, will next week lead a fan delegation that meets with UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin.

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