Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is “the greatest challenge football has ever faced”.
During the Covid-19 outbreak, which killed more than 25,000 people, football is currently banned around the world.
More than 9,000 of these were in Italy, the most affected country Corona virusThe goals of a return to football by May 3 were rejected this week by the president of the Italian football association, Gabriele Gravina, and the Italian minister of sport, Vincenzo Spadafora.
And Agnelli, the chair of the European Club Association (ECA), has warned football clubs that they are at risk of their very existence.
In a letter to the ECA reported by ReutersAgnelli warned that clubs must overcome major obstacles if the ban continues.
“We are all football managers who are responsible for the well-being and sustainability of the clubs we manage and are exposed to a real existential threat,” said the 44-year-old, who is then isolated Juventus Players Daniele Rugani, Blaise Matuidi and Paulo Dybala contracted corona virus.
He added: “With football now coming to a standstill, it is our sources of income that we depend on to pay our players, employees and other operating costs.
“Nobody is immune and timing is critical. Meeting our concerns will be the biggest challenge our game and industry have ever faced.
“”[The ECA is reviewing ways to] play football again at national and European level [and ways] Assistance in managing club finances during this period of social and economic crisis.
“The discussions about what the approach to UEFA licensing and the FFP framework should look like in the current crisis are very active.”
The major leagues across Europe are currently banned. The Premier League is expected to resume in June.
The Euro 2020 finals were also postponed by a year, while the Tokyo Olympics were also postponed to 2021.