English FA: Clubs should open up finances to fans
The head of the English soccer association says it is
”unacceptable” if clubs don’t disclose full information about
their finances and ownership to fans.
Manchester United fans are unhappy about the lack of
transparency from the Glazer family about how a large part of the
club’s debt was paid off last year.
Second-tier club Leeds has also refused to reveal its financial
David Bernstein, the chairman of The Football Association, told
a British parliamentary inquiry into soccer governance when asked
about Leeds that ”supporters should know who owns all clubs.”
Bernstein added more generally that ”supporters are entitled to
full information from their clubs and proper dialogue” about the
The Glazers also own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.