Football agent Gary Williams said that he offered the Premier League to finish the season interrupted due to the coronavirus in Perth, Australia.
“I have been in contact with representatives of the Premier League clubs, they like this idea.
I have also spoken to officials from the [Australian] government and they are enthusiastic. We will communicate again within a week.
It’s safe here. The authorities have lifted many restrictions, and the beaches are open. There have been [only] four cases of infection in the last 10 days, ” the agent said.
There are four stadiums in Perth, with a capacity of 65,000 spectators.
A representative of one of the Premier League clubs commented on the possibility of finishing the season in Australia: “in the off-season, we participate in world tours. It’s the same here. And the climate in Australia is now perfect.”
In total, 93 people died on the Green continent due to the coronavirus, while in the UK-more than 28 thousand.
Gert-Jan Verbeek left the post of coach of the Australian “Adelaide” due to the situation with the coronavirus
Adelaide has announced the termination of its contract with head coach Gert-Jan Verbeek.
The 57-year-old Dutch left the Australian club by mutual consent.
Verbeek returned to the Netherlands because of the coronavirus situation.
The coach took charge of Adelaide less than a year ago, with his contract running until the end of the 2020/21 season.
After 21 matches, the club is ranked 7th in the Australian championship. The tournament was suspended in mid-March due to a pandemic.
Verbeek is known for his work with Twente, AZ, Bochum and Nuremberg.
Shirokov about the Australian championship: “The playoff option can be considered in the RPL. Much more interesting than 18 teams»
Former midfielder of the Russian national team Roman Shirokov expressed his opinion about the level of the Australian championship, which began to broadcast “Match TV”.
“The quality of football is not bad. You don’t have to choose. In the Australian championship, good players are playing, they have a decent national team. It almost always goes to the world Championships.
Is there a closed League in Australia? We can’t do that. But the playoff option could be considered [in the RPL]. It would be much more interesting than 18 teams.
Due to the current situation with coronavirus, you can also consider playing in a closed area. If the pandemic does not reach Sochi or Krasnodar, then you can play there. You can leave. The infrastructure is there, but will the clubs agree?» Shirokov said.