sport news Premier League informs managers not to publicly ask for circuit-breaker

Sam Allardyce receives ticking off by Premier League as football body instructs managers of all 20 clubs NOT to advocate for Covid circuit-breaker

By Matt Hughes and Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail

Published: 23:51 GMT, 5 January 2021 | Updated: 23:51 GMT, 5 January 2021

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The Premier League have written to clubs with instructions not to advocate a suspension of the top-flight season, following Sam Allardyce’s call for a circuit-breaker to quell the rise in positive Covid-19 cases.

In a letter sent to the 20 chief executives — to be passed on to managers — the League warned that any break in the season could have disastrous financial consequences.

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It made clear that Allardyce’s description last Tuesday of a ‘circuit-break’ as ‘the right thing’ was not the message they wanted or expected from the clubs.

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