EFL clubs blast PFA over attempt to block salary cap proposals with officials furious about the threat of a legal challenge despite Covid-19 financial crisis
- The PFA have written to players condemning proposals to introduce a salary cap
- The news was greeted with anger from EFL clubs, whose futures are in jeopardy
- Club officials are incensed the body are spending time trying to halt the plans
EFL clubs are furious with the Professional Footballers’ Association for trying to block their salary cap proposals.
Sportsmail revealed on Thursday how the PFA had written to players condemning the plans while confirming they have opened a legal challenge, branding the recommendations ‘unlawful’.
The news has been met with anger by EFL clubs, whose futures are in jeopardy owing to the financial crisis caused by the Covid pandemic.
EFL clubs are furious with the Professional Footballers’ Association for challenging a salary cap
Club officials are incensed the PFA are spending time trying to halt plans for a salary cap amid accusations the players’ union have not even engaged in the ongoing bailout debate.
Similarly, there is resentment that the PFA have not offered any money to help prevent clubs going bust, despite sitting on cash reserves of £50million.
A salary cap has already been agreed for League One and League Two clubs and is now active this season, despite the PFA taking the issue to arbitration. The Championship are still to agree and implement their cap.
But despite objections from the PFA, clubs are confident it will go through.
Club officials are angered the PFA are spending time trying to halt the plans to introduce a cap
EFL chairman Rick Parry has now insisted that the maligned Project Big Picture may be revived
The PFA say the salary cap is unlawful because of the lack of a consultation process with them.
Meanwhile, EFL chairman Rick Parry insists Project Big Picture could yet be revived.
The controversial proposals led by Liverpool and Manchester United and endorsed by Parry, were rejected by the Premier League in a meeting.
But when asked whether the plans was dead, Parry replied: ‘No. Absolutely not.’