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Premier League managers are demanding major changes to the way VAR is operated following Mikel Arteta’s description of the system as “embarrassing” and a “disgrace” after Arsenal’s defeat by Newcastle last weekend.
Mail Sport has learned that the League Managers’ Association (LMA) are lobbying for video assistants to be permanently assigned to expanded five-person refereeing squads to improve communication and team work on match days, as well as calling for an urgent review of what constitutes a “clear and obvious” error.
The LMA are in regular contact with referees’ body PGMOL on behalf of the top-flight managers, with talks intensifying following Arteta’s outburst at St James’ Park.
PGMOL chief Howard Webb has impressed many of the managers with his willingness to consider new ideas since his appointment 12 months ago however, and it is hoped some of the changes they are demanding could be introduced before the end of the season.
Premier League managers are demanding big changes to the way VAR is operated
It comes after Mikel Arteta described the system as 'embarrassing' following his side's 1-0 defeat to Newcastle
The League Managers’ Association are lobbying for video assistants to be permanently assigned to refereeing teams in a bid to improve communication
Under the LMA proposal each refereeing team would work with the same video assistant at the Premier League’s tech hub at Stockley Park for each of their fixtures, so Michael Oliver and his assistants would use Darren England as VAR every weekend for example.