The Premier League receives from the season 2019/2020 a winter break. That has the English bond FA Friday published.
“This is a significant moment for English football”, says FA president Martin Glenn at the website of the bond. “Both the clubs and the national team will benefit from this decision.”
In February, the competition two weeks has come to a standstill. There is thus maintained the tradition of games around the holidays.
The winter break does not mean that there are two weeks has not been played. In the first weekend, five duels on the program and a weekend later, the other ten clubs in action.
Glenn: “We have found a way to give the players a break to give, and the beloved games around Christmas to keep. If we in the future big tournaments to participate in, then will the winter break be of added value for the fitness of the players.”
“It is no secret that we have a very busy match schedule,” says the back. “In the past years we have been working on a solution.”
Also in the cup, there is an adjustment to the physical demands on the players to relieve. In the fifth round of the FA Cup will be no replays be played.
The past couple of seasons, several managers complained about the heavy load on players because of the busy schedule. Under Josep Guardiola of champion Manchester City left his discontent heard.