Tracey Crouch


Tracey Crouch welcomes Queen’s Speech promise for regulator of English football

Tracey Crouch has welcomed the commitment in the Queen’s Speech to bring in an independent regulator of English Football. Conservative MP Crouch published her fan-led review of English football last November and one of the key recommendations included the creation of an independent regulator to ensure the game’s financial sustainability.
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Tracey Crouch fears delays to football reform could be ‘catastrophic’ for game

Tracey Crouch says the Government’s endorsement of the fan-led review she chaired is “an enormous step forward” for major reform in football but says the unspecified timeframe for implementing change is “worrying” for clubs and fans alike.The Government has today given its formal support to the 10 key strategic recommendations set out in the review, published last November.These include the creation of an independent regulator to ensure the financial sustainability of the game, greater consultation with fans via shadow boards, additional protections for key items of club heritage and fairer distribution of money from the top of the game down...
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Derby supporters’ group turns to Tracey Crouch in bid to resolve dispute

Former sports minister Tracey Crouch has been asked by a Derby County supporters’ group to act as an independent mediator in a bid to resolve a dispute which threatens the club’s future.Buyers interested in taking Derby out of administration are understood to be wary of the legal claims from Middlesbrough and Wycombe which hang over the club, which could mean significant extra liabilities landing in their lap.At the same time, administrators have been asked to provide a funding plan by the EFL by 1 February to demonstrate they have sufficient finances to fulfil the rest of their fixtures this season.The...

Tracey Crouch encourages top-flight clubs to introduce transfer levy in January

Premier League clubs could put themselves “1-0 up” in negotiations around a transfer levy by introducing one in the forthcoming January window, fan-led review chair Tracey Crouch has told MPs.The review highlighted the benefits to the grassroots game of a levy of up to 10 per cent on Premier League clubs signing players from overseas or from top-flight rivals.The idea of a levy has been heavily criticised by some Premier League bosses, including Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear who compared it to Maoist collective agriculturalism.Crouch said the league could introduce a smaller levy right away and strengthen their position in...

Tracey Crouch: Independent regulator would have tested Newcastle takeover more

Tracey Crouch believes the Newcastle takeover would have been “stress-tested more” by the independent regulator proposed in the fan-led review. Crouch chaired the review panel which has published 47 recommendations designed to make English football more sustainable. Central to the proposals is the creation of an Independent Regulator for English...

Tracey Crouch tells Newcastle fans she has no powers to intervene in takeover

The chair of a fan-led review of football governance has pleaded with Newcastle supporters to “stop shouting” at her about the ongoing takeover saga. Amanda Staveley, the financier who headed the largely Saudi-funded consortium which attempted to buy the Magpies last year, wrote an open letter to former Conservative sports minister Tracey Crouch on Sunday days after club owner Mike Ashley had demanded greater transparency over the Premier League’s handling of the failed bid.