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Gareth Southgate fears an independent football regulator will only add to confusion – just like VAR.
The Government announced plans for a regulator to ensure financial compliance in the game in last week's King's Speech.
But Southgate is sceptical it will improve governance and instead might add another unwanted layer of complication.
'It would worry me that we're trying to find simple solutions to very complex problems.' said the England manager.
'I'm dubious that we can solve all the issues. For me, it's another VAR waiting to happen.
Gareth Southgate addressed the proposal for an independent football regulator this week
England boss thinks an independent regulator could add another layer of confusion, like VAR
'I know as an organisation The FA have supported the idea of some sort of financial controls but I'm not sure what is expected of the position (regulator) and who is this person and what their experiences are.'
An independent regulator was first mooted in 2021 after Bury went out of business and other clubs including Derby and Wigan were