The Premier League will demand answers from Tottenham Hotspur after Nuno Espirito Santo admitted on Friday that the club are not implementing heading limits in training.
With several cases of former players developing dementia later in their lives, there has been a debate surrounding heading restrictions in football over recent years.
Professional clubs in England have now reportedly been advised to limit ‘high force’ headers to 10 per training week in order to reduce the risk.
However, Nuno admitted ahead of the North London derby that he does not count the number of headers in training, insisting that heading the ball remains an important part of the game.
The Spurs boss has been criticised for his comments, with Chris Sutton labelling his suggestions as ‘disappointing and dangerous’.
The Mail have now revealed that the Premier League are far from pleased with Nuno’s comments and will demand an answer from Tottenham.
The report also reveals that some sources believe Spurs are not the only club to be snubbing the guidelines.
The Premier League said in a statement: “Player welfare is paramount and the guidance is an important component. We continue to liaise with clubs and football partners on the guidance and will speak directly with the club to understand their challenges in implementing it.”
Spurs Web Opinion
It was not the smartest of decisions by Nuno, to be honest about not implementing the guidelines. While the 47-year-old did have a point, the club cannot have been too happy with his open admission on the matter.
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