Premier League boss Richard Masters is under scrutiny, according to the Daily Mail. It is claimed that the seven clubs that rejected new associated party transaction rules this week were among those who voted against banning loan transfers last November.
Nottingham Forest, Manchester City, Newcastle, Chelsea, Everton and Sheffield United are all said to have voted against the league on Friday, with Crystal Palace and Burnley believed to have abstained. Earlier this month, Masters mentioned that changing Profitability and Sustainability Rules to a 'squad cost ratio' model would be discussed.
He told a Parliamentary Select Committee that up to 35 percent of the league's clubs play continental football every season and already have to abide by UEFA laws, so there would be considerations made as to whether the wider league might follow suit. Despite the issues he is currently dealing with, it's believed that Masters' position is not immediately at risk.
Clubs are reportedly growing unhappy with the enforcement of Profit and Sustainability Rules, changes to the loan system and the financial settlement offered to the EFL.
The Premier League's future TV rights and digital strategies have caused a significant divide among clubs, the biggest in its 32-year history. The league's chief executive faced criticism after referring to Forest as a «small club» during a Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing. He later clarified that his comments were meant to emphasise that financial rules apply to all clubs.
Speaking last week, Masters said he «did not intend» to suggest Everton and Nottingham Forest were «small clubs». In a written response, Masters explained that in his answer he had «sought to emphasise that the Premier League's rulesRead on football.london