Profile: The former sports minister and the chance to shape the future of English football
7 June 2021
Despite the incongruous title, the UK government’s “fan led” review into football governance promises to tackle pertinent issues facing English football with initial recommendations expected next month.
Former sports minister Tracey Crouch has drawn respect for principled stances and for taking on the might of the gambling industry.
UK government will need to tread a difficult path to avoid collision course with FIFA ahead of 2030 World Cup bid.
Author: “If we get it right, it could transform English football.”
No football country scrutinises its governance like Britain’s.
In the past four decades Lords Justice Popplewell and Justice Taylor, the Department of Culture Media and Sport select committee (in 2011 and 2016) and the Government’s 2016 Expert Working Group on Football Supporter Ownership and Engagement have all investigated the state and running of English football.
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