sport news Gary Neville leading calls for independent regulation in English football 

'We don't trust that football can govern itself': Gary Neville teams up with ex-FA chairman David Bernstein and Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham to call for independent regulation in English football Gary Neville is leading calls for independent regulation in English football  Neville is part of a group which includes former FA chairman David Bernstein  The group have published their 'Manifesto for Change' on Thursday It comes after the Project Big Picture and the Premier League's proposal failed

By Kathryn Batte For Mailonline

Published: 20:15 BST, 15 October 2020 | Updated: 20:55 BST, 15 October 2020

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Gary Neville is leading a 'Manifesto for Change' which seeks to restructure English football following the failure of Project Big Picture. 

The former captain, who co-owns League Two clubs Salford City, is part of a group which includes former FA chairman David Bernstein, ex-FA executive director David Davies and Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham which is calling for independent regulation of the game.

Their manifesto, which outlines a series of reforms, was published on Thursday with Neville claiming football has proven incapable of governing itself and distributing money fairly.

Gary Neville is leading a 'Manifesto for Change' which seeks to restructure English football

Gary Neville is leading a 'Manifesto for Change' which seeks to restructure English football

Ex-FA chairman David Bernstein (right) is part of the group calling for independent regulation

Ex-FA chairman David Bernstein (right) is part of the group calling for independent regulation

Mayor for Greater Manchester Andy Burnham is also on board with the proposed reforms

Mayor for Greater Manchester Andy Burnham is also on board with the proposed reforms

Independent regulation has continually resisted by the FA and its member clubs but several teams have felt the the financial burden of coronavirus meaning it may now prove a more attractive proposition.

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The manifesto claims the 'national game operates within a model that is fundamentally flawed', which they say was proven by Bury going out of business last year and Wigan entering administration in July.  

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