By Mark Smith

20th Mar, 2020 | 8:30pm

MOT View: Senior figure gives big hint to when football hopes to be back, good news for Leeds

The EFL and FA announced on Thursday that English football will now remain suspended until the end of April for Leeds United and others.

European leagues were already suspended before England followed suit, with the Coronavirus pandemic growing in Spain and Italy.

There is no clear answer on when football will return, with the health and safety of the public the main worry at this moment in time.

La Liga president Javier Tebas has delivered an update recently claiming that European football could return at early as May – fully dependant on the spread of the Coronavirus.

“In mid-May, we should be able to be back on with all European competitions,” Tebas told Marca.

“All of them. Of course, it depends on how the pandemic evolves. It could be before, but that is the date we’ve got in mind about being able to resume.”

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Tebas is part of a core committee put together by UEFA which includes the Premier League and the European Club Association which has been tasked with drafting a calendar that leagues can follow once the football season starts once again.

That means this could be a positive update with regards to when football could start again, although there are no definitive answers to when that will be as of yet.

The FA have adjusted their rules so that football can continue past July if needed and with health and safety the main priority – there are no guarantees sport will return in May although this is certainly a positive update.

It would be great news for Leeds, who are desperate to play their nine remaining fixtures and secure promotion back up to the Premier League.

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