MOT View: Latest report on UEFA plan for PL deadline could greatly simplify Leeds promotion push
The path to Leeds United’s potential return to the Premier League feels as if it is getting more and more complicated with every update.
On Tuesday, Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol reported that an unnamed top flight club owner had told him that the argument surrounding promotion and relegation is likely to be taken to court if the season cannot be resumed, and that there is a 40% chance that the campaign will have to be abandoned.
We were then told by a report from the Telegraph that top flight clubs could oppose promotion from the Championship if the Premier League is completed but the second tier is completed.
In short, the simplest and least contentious way for things to be resolved is for the fixture schedule to be completed as initially planned.
And hopefully, the latest report detailing UEFA’s stance on the matter could go a long way towards allowing that to happen.
According to the Daily Mail, the European governing body will be willing to extend their initial deadline for outlining a plan on resuming action if the Premier League need more time to get their affairs in order.
UEFA had called for leagues to present their plans, including a start date and the format that matches would take, on May 25th, but it is now understood that they are willing to be lenient and afford authorities more time.
And that could be fantastic news for the Whites.
While ending the season early wouldn’t indicate that our promotion hopes were over by any means, it is still clear that our best hope is for the Premier League to be completed, for three teams to be relegated without dispute, and for us to take their place for the 2020/21 season.
By granting the top flight more leeway, UEFA might have increased the chances of that happening greatly.
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