Jordan comes up with five-point plan to save Premier League season

Joe Williams

Simon Jordan has proposed a “five-point plan” so that the current Premier League season can reach a conclusion amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Domestic professional football was brought to a halt on Friday in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19, with the sport pencilled in for a return in early April.

Few around the game expect the leagues to resume at that point and if that’s the case then Jordan has proposed a five-point plan to ‘solve the Premier League’s coronavirus puzzle’.

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In his column for The Sun, Jordan outlined his plan:

  • ‘Extend the Premier League postponement until the middle of May, which means there will have been eight weeks off to deal with coronavirus.
  • ‘Schedule any remaining fixtures over two-and-a-half months between May and July.
  • ‘If needed, play some or all of the remaining games behind-closed-doors.
  • ‘Delay the start of the 2020/21 season until the beginning of September, giving the players a month off in August as their break and pre-season. That may seem tight, but they will have had two months off, plus the winter break earlier in the year.
  • ‘Remove the winter break in 2021 to compensate for the fixture compression as a result of the late start.’