Scrap promotion and relegation from the Premier League? Not if Harry Redknapp has got anything to do with it! The Spurs boss has voiced his opposition to the idea and is concerned about the influence what foreign owners are having.
Fourteen of the 20 Premier League clubs would have to back the idea for it to have a chance of being put through, but Redknapp has rightly blasted the idea.
“How can you not have promotion and relegation? It’s scandalous,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“What is the league about? When the play-offs first came in in the Championship and the first and second divisions, people said we don’t want the play-offs, but they have been a fantastic thing.
“It keeps the league going. Years ago, with 10 games to go, the league was over. If you were not going to win the league, be promoted or relegated then you would switch off, now everyone is fighting for something.
“It is competition, teams trying to stay up. What is more exciting than the last day of the season when teams are looking to stay up and win the championship? You have to have promotion and relegation.”
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