AHEAD OF THE GAME: PFA ready to drop opposition to salary caps in League One and League Two… as Gareth Southgate abandons Qatar trip in December 

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  • PFA set to reconsider its opposition to EFL salary cap this year
  • Restrictions in League One and League Two were halted earlier this year
  • The rules would have forced the vast array of quality to be the same in League One.
  • PFA CEO Mehta Molongo hints at more sophisticated method of cost control

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Despite winning a landmark legal ruling preventing their introduction into League One and League Two earlier this year, the PFA are set to reconsider their opposition to the pay cap.

The players’ union successfully argued before an independent arbitration panel that the EFL had violated the rules by seeking to introduce a salary cap this season without proper consultation, leading to a planned wage of £2.5 million and £1.5 million in League One. -Bill Border was led. Two are to be eliminated respectively.

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Apart from unhappiness over the changes being made during the pandemic, the PFA’s initial hostility was based on their opposition to a certain threshold that would have forced Sunderland to have the same pay bill as Fleetwood in League One.

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The PFA, led by CEO Mehta Molango (above), may reconsider its opposition to the wage cap

The introduction of salary limits in League One and League Two was halted earlier this year.

The introduction of salary limits in League One and League Two was halted earlier this year.

The new chief executive, Mahta Molongo, has visited all 72 EFL clubs since his appointment this summer and indicated that the union may support a more sophisticated form of cost control, such as a percentage of each club’s turnover. A flexible cap at the base.

Soul still aiming for the dugout

Despite being out of work for 15 months, Sol Campbell hasn’t given up on his managerial aspirations.

The former England defender is planning to visit Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and AS Roma for bespoke coaching clinics over the next few months as he seeks to hone his experience before returning to the dugout, a glamorous itinerary that complements his previous career goals. Jobs in Southend and Macclesfield.

Sol Campbell runs coaching clinics at Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and AS Roma

Sol Campbell runs coaching clinics at Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and AS Roma

Reuben Rollover

Newcastle are the third club to have the support of new director Jamie Reuben, who has taken a seat on the board following the completion of a £305million acquisition funded by Saudi Arabia.

The 34-year-old son of billionaire property investor David Reuben was a regular at the East Stand Executive Club in Chelsea before becoming director at Queens Park Rangers, where he sat on the board for two years before intensifying Newcastle takeover talks. Last year.

The Reuben Brothers now own 10 percent of Newcastle, with the Saudi Public Investment Fund controlling 80 percent and broker Amanda Staveli controlling the other 10 percent, and Jamie will represent the family’s interests in the northeast, ‘How the Lads! ‘ After the acquisition is completed.

demand network

Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber is attracting interest from several major clubs as he has yet to commit to staying at Carrow Road beyond the end of the season.

Webber opted not to sign the extension when head coach Daniel Farke signed a new four-year deal in a close season, and he plans to make a decision on his future at the end of the campaign.

Webber recruited Fark from Borussia Dortmund’s reserve team shortly after arriving at Norwich four years earlier and impressed by assembling two promotion-winning squads from the championship on a limited budget.

Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber is attracting interest from other clubs this year

Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber is attracting interest from other clubs this year

Qatar’s plan ends

Gareth Southgate has dropped plans to attend the Arab Cup in Qatar in December as part of a scouting mission ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

The England manager has not visited Qatar since participating in Liverpool’s Club World Cup victory over Flamengo two years ago, but has opted to hand over the World Cup reconnaissance mission to backroom staff, which are located at training camps and hotels. Will advise on possible places.

Instead Southgate will spend the beginning of December scouting at games and participating in draws for next year’s Nations League, which clashes with the later stages of the Arab Cup.

Gareth Southgate has dropped plans to attend December's Arab Cup in Qatar

Gareth Southgate has dropped plans to attend December’s Arab Cup in Qatar

Reader’s dream

New Crystal Palace shareholder John Textor has become an influential figure behind the scenes at Selhurst Park, with his innovative business practices set to play a decisive role in shaping the future of the club.

The American businessman’s £90m investment at Palace last summer helped facilitate a £65m spending spree, with seven new players joining the club, with Textor taking a keen interest in Patrick Vieira’s recruitment plans.

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