The PFA are ready to reconsider their opposition to salary caps, despite winning a landmark legal ruling that prevented their introduction in League One and League Two earlier this year.
The players’ union successfully argued in front of an independent arbitration panel that the EFL had breached rules by seeking to introduce salary caps this season without proper consultation, leading the planned wage-bill ceilings of £2.5millon and £1.5m in League One and Two respectively to be scrapped.
In addition to unhappiness at the changes being rushed through during the pandemic, the PFA’s initial hostility was based on their opposition to a fixed cap, which would have forced Sunderland into having the same wage bill as Fleetwood in League One for example.
The PFA, led by CEO Maheta Molango (above), could reconsider their opposition to salary cap
The introduction of salary caps in League One and League Two was prevented earlier this year
New chief executive Maheta Molango has visited all 72 EFL clubs since his appointment this summer and has indicated the union may support a more sophisticated form of cost control, such as a flexible cap based on a percentage of each club’s turnover.
Sol Campbell has not given up on his managerial aspirations, despite being out of work for 15 months.
The former England defender is planning to visit Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and AS Roma for bespoke coaching clinics over the next few months as he seeks to increase his experience ahead of returning to the dugout, a glamourous itinerary that is a far cry from his previous jobs at Southend and Macclesfield.
Sol Campbell is heading on coaching clinics at Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and AS Roma
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