The Premier League have said they are contemplating the idea of a winter break.
The motion has long been touted with this winter interval being commonplace amongst other top European leagues.
In Spain, Germany, Italy and France they all take winter breaks, but now the Premier League have said they will entertain the idea; aiming for the break to take place in January once the current TV deal is up at the end of the 2019 season.
“The Premier League has been in discussions with the FA and EFL for several months regarding the challenges of the increasingly congested English football calendar, and ways in which we can work together to ease fixture congestion while also giving players a mid-season break,” a Premier League statement (via Reuters) read.
“Provided space can be found in the calendar, we are open to this in principle and will continue constructive discussions with our football stakeholders to seek a workable solution.”
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— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) February 6, 2018
Many Premier League managers over the years have been vocal about the need for a winter break, stating that the amount of fixtures players have to partake in hampers English sides’ progress in the Champions League.
But now it’s starting to look ever more likely their wish could come true.