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​Big clubs will not breakaway from Premier League – Scudamore

Premier League chief Richard Scudamore is confident that the top teams will not breakaway to form their own league.

Due to the influx of television money, growing worldwide fan base and wealthy owners, the traditional top six teams in the Premier League have enormous power and to further enhance their financial potential, there has been speculation that they might form a separate breakaway division of their own.

However, Scudamore does not think that such a threat coming into fruition is a possibility but admitted that the league is trying to maintain such conditions that teams do not even start thinking about a breakaway league.

Scudamore said: "Keeping all the clubs thinking the Premier League is going in the right direction, is delivering, doing right by them, is a core, fundamental part of the job.

"We don't live every day thinking of a breakaway threat. We do think every day: 'Are we doing what the clubs would have us do today to take the the league forward?'

"There is no threat as such but it doesn't meant to say our focus is to make sure that threat does not exist. Our modus operandi is to keep this a cohesive league with all the clubs wanting to be a part of it.

"It's about making sure those conditions that may spawn the thought of a breakaway don't exist and right now we are in a very good position."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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