Gary Neville details major Leeds problem as he makes £100m Premier League claim
Gary Neville is the latest figure in the football world to call out the disparity between broadcast money in the Premier League and the Championship, and he used Leeds United as his example.
“What we’re seeing is the main structural flaw in English football, which I‘ve called for government intervention on for many years to reset English football,” Neville said.
“We have the most amazing Premier League, but if you’ve got the bottom club in the Premier League gaining £100 million of broadcast money and the top club in the EFL, Leeds United… Norwich get £100m, the top club in the EFL get £3 million, you must see the disconnect and the disproportionate financial reward that is basically put through football.
“It needs resetting. It’s needed resetting for maybe 10 or 15 years.”
Many people in the game are saying the same thing about the difference in TV money between clubs in the Premier League and the Championship.
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The disparity between the money Norwich and Leeds get is grotesque and it’s leaving Championship clubs in real financial peril.
Stoke CEO Tony Scholes made the exact same point as Neville and Purslow, and that means voices from all parts of the game calling for change.
Norwich look likely to drop back down to the Championship if this season concludes but they will come with significant parachute payments from the Premier League.
By contrast, Leeds have recorded major losses while trying to responsibly come up with a squad that can achieve promotion.
That they’re trying to do things the right way and are still losing too much money shows something has to change quickly.
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