Premier League Discuss 40-Day Window to Finish Season
The coronavirus outbreak has of course brought all major sporting events to a shuddering halt but now it appears that there are plans to return to some sort of normalcy and the English Premier League is now looking at plans to end the 2019/20 season in double quick time.
Most sides in the English top tier have nine games to play, four teams having ten to complete, and the thinking is that those could be completed in a 40-day window projected to be finished by the 30th of June, chiefly due to the completion of player contracts tending to come into effect on July 1st.
On the subject of this completion a Premier League spokesperson stated;
“in common with other businesses and industries” clubs were “working through complex planning scenarios”.
“Today’s shareholders’ meeting provided an opportunity to discuss possible scheduling models,” it added.
“It remains our objective to complete the 2019-20 season but at this stage all dates are tentative while the impact of Covid-19 develops.”
Liverpool lead the table by 25 points but still short of being mathematically sure of winning their first domestic title in 30 years, and as such Jurgen Klopp’s men have an awful lot to lose if the football season is voided entirely.
In Germany players have already returned to training and there is a genuine chance that the Bundesliga could start up earlier than the English Premier League, mainly down to the fact that the country has been more successful in stemming the spread of the coronavirus, though it should also be noted that in Italy plans are also being formed to complete the Serie A fixtures.