The English Premier League has become an international sport, but the most powerful club is still the Premier League, and the only league with a single ownership group.
That is changing.
The English Premier Leagues Football League (EPL), owned by the Premier Group, is now owned by two entities: the League One Football League, which owns the league, and Premier Football Holdings Ltd., a holding company that owns both the EPL and the PremierLeague.
Premier League chairman Greg Dyke has made the change to make sure there is one body with complete control over the EPCL, the Football League and the Football Association of England.
He made the decision after a two-year process.
The EPL announced the change on its website last month.
“In the last few years we’ve seen the need for a centralised, single-entity structure that would be able to provide all of the rights and functions to our clubs, and also to allow us to better manage the football business and to maximise shareholder value,” Dyke said.
“We have seen this opportunity to take this forward through the formation of the Football Ownership Group (FOG) to become a single body in control of all football and sport across the UK.”
The FOG is a separate entity, made up of the Premier Sports Group, the Premier Association, the League Football Group, and a number of other groups, that have a say in the future of the EPDL.
Dyke is confident the new structure will allow the PremierLeagues to do what they are doing best, and that it will be a “win-win situation” for both clubs and football fans.
“The Premier Leages are looking forward to working with FOG, and our clubs to ensure the football clubs have the best possible football operation in the Premier Leage,” said Dyke.
“Our clubs are fully committed to a united, cohesive, and focused football operations, and this is reflected in the continued commitment to the EDPL.
We look forward to building a stronger and more successful EPDl, and to continuing to work with Fog and the wider FOG to deliver the most efficient and successful football operation for the EFL in the years ahead.”
The EPDls future Dyke, the club’s chief executive, said the change was important for the clubs.
“It is a real game changer for us,” he said.
“We have a very clear vision of what we want to achieve with our football teams.
The changes we have made to the FOG will ensure we have the right structure to make the EPEls future a reality.”
The Premier League was set up by Sir Peter Hill-Wood in 1873, and since then, it has grown from one team to more than 500, with the Football Club of England (FCE), the Premier Division (PDL) and the other Football Leagues (FLL) operating as their own entities.
In 2016, the new Premier League owners, led by Dyke and Manchester United’s Michael Owen, announced the creation of a new division, the EPSL, which will operate as a separate company with its own owners.
Dykes team also announced the formation this month of the new FOG.
The FEG is chaired by former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson, who is the Premier Premier League’s current chairman, and is the son of former Liverpool and England captain Steve Hodgson.
It has an average value of $2.1 billion, with an estimated value of about $1.5 billion.
The Premier League announced the FEG on its official website in September.
The EPSLS structure is structured in such a way that the clubs’ ownership groups, including Dykes, have control over how the football league operates, as well as the money that goes into the football operations.
The clubs are not permitted to directly buy players, but they can appoint managers and owners, and they can also appoint other football professionals.
“This structure will also allow us the ability to better understand the financial position of the clubs, who can then make decisions on what investment they would like to make and where,” Dykes said.
The FEG will also be able, through its ownership groups and other sources, to appoint directors to the board of directors of the various Football Leaguers, who have a share of the money generated by the football leagues’ commercial deals.
The new structure means Dykes can put together a football business that he says will make the club financially stronger, which is one of the key reasons the club is in the process of expanding.
“When we started the FPL, we knew it would be the first time that we’d ever have a football club that had the right balance between the needs of the club and the club owners,” Dyes said.
It is also expected that Dykes will be able spend more money to improve