Foreign EPL owners looking to end relegation

A senior English football executive says some of the Premier

League’s foreign owners want to abolish the relegation and

promotion system.

League Managers’ Association chief executive Richard Bevan says

”you’ll find that … American owners and some of the Asian

owners” want to abolish relegation.

Half of the Premier League’s 20 top clubs are under foreign

ownership. Changing league rules requires 14 clubs to back a


Arsenal, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester United and

Sunderland are owned by Americans.

Bevan says ”American owners, without doubt, there have been a

number of them looking at having more of a franchise situation and

that would mean no promotion or relegation.”