After more than a decade, is it time for the association of top leagues again? Hint that the NHS could leave the running of the league to the clubs
Rogaška organised a press conference on Friday, where a lot of talk about the latest developments in the Black-White matches was expected. Virtually everything has been said about all this in recent days. Left and right were given space, some went too far, others showed their muscles.
In any case, it would be best for the good of Slovenian football if things were to calm down: the negative always begets only the negative. If anything, Slovenian club football does not need negatives. There’s too much of it anyway…
The Association has been running the League for more than a decade
Anyway, in Rogaška Slatina on Friday they took some time to analyse the refereeing decisions, and the participants even hinted that in the future the clubs could “take control” of the national championship again. Recall, there was once a Association of Clubs 1. SNL, which was led for the longest time by Brane Florjanič. Founded in 1993 (in the first three years of its existence it was headed by construction baron Ivan Zidar, then President of the
), took over the reins in January 2002 and managed them for a decade. The National Championship came back under the NHS umbrella in April 2012.
If what was said at the press conference in Rogaška Slatina is to be believed, the clubs could soon again form their own association through which they could then manage the competition. This is the practice in many other countries around the world, including – say – neighbouring Italy, where the first league is not run by the FIGC but by the Lega Serie A.
“One option is for clubs to take over the league and its management, which was also presented by the federation at an informal meeting. There is a desire to make this happen,“, said Nino Ivačič, Sports Director of Rogaška Slatina, at a press conference in Rogaška Slatina.
The sports director of the newcomer in the First League Telemach continued.We also have someone who would be willing to take it on, and some funding has been pledged. And they are much higher than what we get now. Discussions are ongoing and more information may be available at Tuesday’s meeting of the Commission for Professional Football, which will take place in Brdo pri Kranju. Some proposals will be made, but of course we still have a lot to work out and clarify. Both retrospectively and prospectively. We will see what happens, but we certainly expect some changes.”
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