English Football Regulation: The problem and the potential solution

English Football Regulation: a contribution to the debate from Campbell Tickell

The weaknesses of self-regulation in English professional football have once more been highlighted by the recent ‘European Super League’ debacle, even though that initiative collapsed within three days of being launched, in the face of pressure from fans and politicians. A high profile campaign ‘Our Beautiful Game’ was launched late last year, calling for independent football regulation. And in April 2021, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced a fan-led review of football governance.

CT Partners, Spurs-supporting Greg Campbell, and Liverpool-supporting Radojka Miljevic, have been considering the case for independent football regulation and what this might look like in practice. They have prepared this paper setting out preliminary thinking on these matters, informed by CT’s specialisms in governance and regulation, and track record in sports and leisure.

Read the report

To discuss further, do feel free to contact Greg Campbell on: greg.campbell@campbelltickell.com or Radojka Miljevic on: radojka.miljevic@campbelltickell.com


Campbell Tickell is an established multi-disciplinary management and recruitment consultancy, operating across the UK and Ireland, focusing on the housing, social care, local government, sport, leisure, charity and voluntary sectors. We are a values-based business and firmly place the positioning of our support and challenge on helping organisations to attain change that is well thought through, planned and sustainable. At CT, we want to help organisations create the landscape within which we ourselves would like to exist: fair, inclusive, diverse, engaged and transparent. We build from our values in how we approach all our work as a practice.

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