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Football League chairman: The whole structure of the industry is unstable |

Date published: Thursday 9th July 2020 11:42 English Football League chairman Rick Parry has called into question the structure of professional football as a business. Parry defended Championship club Wigan Athletic, whose owners have been forced to put the club into administration as a result of the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.The chairman said that a system that effectively requires owners to pump millions of pounds into a team just to keep them from tumbling into obscurity was untenable and needed to be examined going forward. Parry insisted that the issues surrounding Wigan are likely to affect other clubs and have little to do with how well-run the organisation has been. “The fundamentals of this ar...