Club director claims PL will soon release statement to declare the season cancelled

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Dom Le Roy

Udinese director, Pierpaolo Marino, has now claimed that the Premier League is soon set to void the 2019/20 season due to the coronavirus suspension.

The Premier League confirmed after a meeting last Friday that the season has been suspended indefinitely due to the pandemic but they reassured their commitment to completing the current campaign.

Reports assert that all clubs stand to lose out on a substantial amount of revenue if the season is voided (Daily Mail).

La Liga president, Javier Tebas, has already hinted that domestic leagues could return to action by the end of May, with UEFA considering resuming the Champions League and the Europa League in July or August (ESPN).

However, Marino, whose Udinese side is controlled the Pozzo family who also own Watford, believes that the Premier League season is likely to be called off in the coming days.

Speaking to Sport Italia (as relayed by Football Italia), the Serie A club’s director said: “The Belgian Federation has already sanctioned the end of their league, despite the threats of sanctions from UEFA.

“In England, the Premier League is about to release a similar statement, because the situation there is becoming very, very serious. I frankly just hope we can enjoy football again after the coronavirus.

“It doesn’t matter how long it takes, we need to get out of this danger zone. I am worried for the next seasons, not the old one.”

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I just cannot see how all the different leagues can all be completed by the end of June. If there are discrepancies in the timing of various leagues, that will be a problem for next season’s Champions League and the Europa League. In order to prevent the delay from having a knock-on effect for the next two seasons, I believe the current campaign will have to be voided.

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