- Todd Boehley calls for ‘North vs South’ Premier League All-Star game
- Chelsea president claims Premier League can learn from American sports
- The American also suggested an idea for a ‘four-team tournament’ for relegation
Chelsea chairman Todd Boehley has suggested the Premier League should introduce an all-star north vs south game to help raise money for the English football pyramid.
The American co-owner of the Blues has called for a ‘four-team tournament’ for the three teams to be at the bottom of the table to decide who goes down at the end of the season rather than outright relegation.
Boehly, who led a consortium to complete Chelsea’s £4.25bn takeover in May, has claimed the Premier League can learn a lot from American sports in creating more revenue.
Chelsea president Todd Boehley calls for ‘North vs South’ Premier League All-Star game
It will see the best of the Premier League stars face off in an exhibition game that Boehly says will raise money for the English football pyramid
In an extensive interview at the SALT conference in New York, the 48-year-old said: ‘I hope the Premier League takes a little lesson from American sports and really starts to figure out, “Why don’t we play with the bottom four teams? Do a tournament together? Why isn’t there an All-Star Game?”
‘You can do a North vs South All-Star game in the Premier League and fund the pyramids very easily whatever you need. Everyone likes the idea of more revenue for the league.
American sports such as the NFL and NBA host an annual All-Star Game in which many of the best players from across the league compete in an exhibition style competition.
American sports such as the NFL and NBA host an annual All-Star Game, with LA Lakers superstar LeBron James (pictured) making a constant appearance in exhibition-style competition.
His idea of the Premier League All-Star Game would probably see the best and most notable players facing off from teams in the north of England – the likes of Liverpool and both Manchester clubs – against most clubs in the south of London.
He also admitted that he doesn’t say ‘hard no’ when asked about the European Super League.
Boilly also revealed that Tuchel had been sacked because he did not share the new ownership vision for the club.
Boilly also revealed that Thomas Tuchel had been sacked because he did not share the new ownership vision for the club.
He said: ‘Tuchel is clearly extremely talented and a man to be a huge success with Chelsea.
‘Our vision for the club was to find a manager who really wanted to collaborate with us. The reality was that we weren’t sure if Thomas saw it the way we saw it.
‘We didn’t have a shared vision for the future. It was not a decision made because of a single victory or defeat.
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