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.
SOUTH Australia’s two clubs could be given dispensation to avoid quarantine periods as they face the prospect of playing away games only when the season resumes.
SA Premier Steven Marshall is not yet willing to open his state’s borders amid the coronavirus pandemic, meaning non-SA AFL clubs won’t be able to enter to play games.