FA’s chief executive Martin Glenn has announced there will be a Premier League winter break starting next season.
One of the aims of the break is to help clubs competing in European competition, but it’s generally to give players a mental and physical break during the season.
Top clubs voted last year to give Premier league clubs at least a 10-day break and the way it’s being accommodated is to have one round of games split over two consecutive weekends in February.
Half the club will play their games the first weekend and the other half on the following weekend.
That seems a reasonable and sensible approach.
It will start next season along with VAR (Video Assisted Referee) – which is also badly needed.
But clubs cannot stage any friendlies during that time since the idea is to give the players a break.
Rafa Benitez – “relaxing” in southern Spain earlier this year
The three EFL divisions have decided not to have a mid-winter break in their leagues next season.
The Mail is reporting that clubs will be told tomorrow the detailed examples of the type of activities clubs will be allowed to perform during the break.
If Rafa is still on board then, maybe that’s the time he will take the squad to Murcia in southern Spain for some warm weather training and a bit of relaxation?
It’s appropriate this break and VAR are being introduced next season in the Premier League.
What do you think?