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Football fans are awaiting for football to resume, and for Premier League fans, they have surely missed the league games.
The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t helped matters and there’s still not a certainty as to when the league will resume, but there are hopes that the Premier League should resume at most by June and rush the season through.
Meanwhile, Udinese sporting director Pierpaolo Marino in Monday claimed that the English top-flight could follow in the Belgian top league’s footsteps and officially declare the most recent standings final.
Marino, whose Udinese side share owners with Watford, told Sport Italia: “The Belgian Federation has already sanctioned the end of their league. In England, the Premier League is about to release a similar statement, because the situation there is becoming very, very serious.”
Those talks were however rubbished by an official Premier League spokesman who has now firmly denied the Italian’s bold claims, branding them ‘inaccurate’.
FA chairman, Greg Clarke recently told Sky Sports: “We must have a plan to ensure that English football is not decimated should this season be lost and next season blighted.
“We hope we do not need this plan as we are all determined to finish the professional football season, however, we would be fools not to develop such a contingency plan. Those that lost their clubs because English football did not rise to the challenge would rightly judge us harshly.
“Time is pressing as football burns through its cash reserves with no sign yet of a resumption of the game. Pointing fingers serves no purpose.
“We are committed to finishing the professional football season as this resolves the issues of promotion and relegation together with title winners on merit.
“However, we may not be able to finish the season as football is not our priority, human life is, and we will do as the government directs as the pandemic unfolds.”