Mixed reports have emerged about how players and managers feel about, when, or how the Premier League should restart. The Sheffield United boss has given his opinion on the matter.
The Premier League is still attempting to implement Project Restart. Project Restart is the framework of how the Premier League can restart, what precautions are needed, and how to effectively implement safety regulations.
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Sheffield United boss, Chris Wilder, said to beIN Sports that he would give his players the ability to decide what they feel is best for themselves.
“If any individual player took that decision and came to me and said, ‘It’s not for me’, I’d respect that,” Wilder said.
The Blades currently sit seventh on the Premier League table. Nevertheless, they would be eager to complete their season and secure a Europa League slot for next season.
Sergio Aguero said on El Chiringuito, that he and a few other players were scared to return. He added that the players were concerned about the wellbeing of their partners and children.
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In other parts of Europe football is being to find a way through the COVID-19 pandemic. La Liga has begun training with a restart for the Spanish league set for June 20. This date is according to Leganes coach, Javier Aguirre.
Aguirre told Marca Claro MVS, that the league will start in approximately five weeks. The Bundesliga officially announced on Thursday, May 7, that they will start on May 16.
England prime minister, Boris Johnson is due to end the nation-wide lockdown on Sunday, May 10. Therefore the Premier League clubs are due to meet on Monday to finalise ‘Project Restart.’