Football regulator: UK government confirms new independent body

Blocking clubs from entering a breakaway European Super League will be among the powers retained by English football’s new independent regulator.

The UK government has approved the regulator’s proposal, which was suggested by a review last year that was driven by fans.

One of the goals is to stop historic clubs from going out of business. Other goals include increasing fan involvement and putting new owners and directors to the test.

The significant action seeks to preserve the cultural legacy of English football.

The suggested new regulator’s primary goals will be:

preventing English teams from competing in closed-door tournaments, which are thought to be detrimental to domestic soccer
avoiding a recurrence of the financial problems that numerous teams have experienced, particularly the collapses of Bury and Macclesfield
establishing stricter owners’ and executives’ standards

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