EFL clubs told 2019/20 season could be completed ‘in 56 days’

EFL clubs told 2019/20 season
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The league season might be bound up in 56 days once given the green light to resume, clubs are told.

In a letter to all or any EFL clubs, the board outlined their commitment to finishing the season and revealed their estimate that it might take 56 days for all remaining games, including the play-offs.

However, the letter also stated that the ELF expect games to be played behind closed doors and, 

while they’re hopeful that the play-off structure will remain an equivalent , the venue – usual Wembley Stadium – has not been confirmed.

Clubs have also been advised that players shouldn’t return to training until May 16 at the earliest which , 

so as for annual leave included in contracts to be met, those that haven’t been furloughed should be instructed to require their break now.

“How and once we return (including training) is clearly subject to vary and any decisions are going to be taken in conjunction with the govt and relevant health authorities,” the letter said.

“It is our working assumption at this stage that matches are going to be played behind closed doors once we eventually return 

and as a part of our contingency planning we are absolutely mindful of the necessity to undertake and mitigate the value of this to clubs as best we will .”

All 24 of the edges within the Championship have nine matches to play before the play-offs. League One and League Two clubs have between nine-12 games left.

A number of league clubs, including Sunderland and Millwall, have already furloughed their playing squads.

The Premier League have advanced £125million of payments to the EFL and National League, though they’re being held back from clubs 

“while additional clarity is sought on other financial matters, particularly in reference to player wages”.


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