Premier League preparing measures to stop threat of breakaway leagues – Premier League | The Guardian

  • New rules to ‘ensure principles’ of league are protected
  • FA and Premier League open inquiry into Super League

The Premier League has laid out the first stage of its response to the failed plans for a European Super League, insisting the six breakaway clubs will be “held accountable” for their actions and promising a change in regulations to “ensure the principles of the Premier League and of open competition are respected”.

Working alongside the Football Association and other stakeholders in the game, new rules will be developed to “protect our game”, the league has said, including a new “owners’ charter”. It comes at the same time as the FA opens an official inquiry into the abortive ESL, with the governing body requesting the “Big Six” clubs hand over “information and evidence” regarding their participation in the scheme.

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