English Football Association has approved a two-week Premier League mid-season break as it is set to start from the 2019-20 season.
Talks have been made between the FA, Premier League and Football League regarding a mid-season break proposal. And now the agreement has finally been reached as the FA has confirmed.
Therefore, the Premier League who join Germany, France, Italy and Spain who normally take a break during the period of the new year.
“Honestly, it’s not a panacea, but every other big country has some form of winter break,” FA chief executive Martin Glenn.
“I’ve been asked: ‘How will we see it as successful?’
“I think you will see it in better-rested players and I think you will see the fruits of it in better Champions League knock-out performances and hopefully England players more rested for major tournaments.”
FA chief executive Martin Glenn has also revealed that foreign tours are not allowed for the players.
“This is not seen to be a way [of making money] and won’t be,” Glenn said.
“The Premier League also feel strongly about it. This will be in their rules, so absolutely not. This has to be a player break.”
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