Premier League could face legal action if Championship promotion is denied

Abhishek Kumar
By Abhishek Kumar
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English Football League chief Rick Parry has warned that Premier League could face legal action if they deny promotion to Championship clubs. The relegation zone teams in the top flight are against the resumption of the league at neutral venues.

The discussions regarding the resumption of the Premier League has started and the top-flight chiefs are planning a restructure if the current season. Some relegation-threatened clubs are in favour of scrapping the relegation to Championship.

But the Premier League could face legal action if they decide against the promotion of Championship clubs. Currently, Leeds and West Brom sit at the 1st and 2nd position in the Championship table, however, their participation in the top flight is in doubt.

“The Premier League is aware of our position on that. Lawyers are going to get wealthy,” Parry said in front of the government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee.

“There would be a degree of outrage from a number of clubs in the Championship and it would be a breach of the tripartite agreement between us, the Premier League and the Football Association.

“I suspect the Football Association would have a position on it as well. It would get very messy because our expectation is that there will be three clubs promoted from the Championship.

“We expect three clubs to be promoted. The Premier League is aware of our position on that.

“In all of the conversations that we’ve had with the Premier League, I think they expect three clubs to be relegated.”

Norwich City, Aston Villa and Bournemouth are currently in the relegation zone in the Premier League table, with Watford, Brighton and West Ham fighting for their survival. Leeds and West Brom are the leaders in the Championship table with Fulham leading the playoff spots.

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