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Roy Hodgson to join panel for fan-led review of football

Roy Hodgson will join the panel overseeing the fan-led review of English football, the UK government has announced.

Roy Hodgson to join panel for fan-led review of football

The former England international manager, who has also managed a total of 16 clubs and four senior national teams in eight countries, announced he would be leaving his position as Crystal Palace manager earlier this month and has now vacated the position following the final day of the season yesterday.

A first meeting between the panel is due to take place today and will canvass fans' views on ownership, governance and financial flows within the game.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: "I am delighted that Roy Hodgson has joined our expert panel to help shape the future of football.

"Roy has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game, and has managed teams at the highest level across Europe.

"I know fans will be eager to share their views with him as a highly respected figure in the game."

The full panel list includes:

  • Kevin Miles (chief executive, The Football Supporters' Association)

  • Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale (chief executive, Everton FC)

  • Clarke Carlisle (former Burnley player and former chair of Professional Footballers Association

  • Dan Jones (partner, Football Finance)

  • Dawn Airey (chair, FA Women's Super League)

  • David Mahoney (chief operating officer, England and Wales Cricket Board)

  • James Tedford (football operations, Chelsea Women)

  • Godric Smith (director, Cambridge United)

  • Lord Finkelstein, independent member

Additional meetings are due to be held in the future, featuring fans from different clubs and leagues across the country.

The talks come in the weeks following the European Super League and last years Project Big Picture, with the government having announced its manifesto commitment to conduct the review and publishing its Terms of Reference last month.

The panel is also set to discuss plans regarding an independent regulator, a proposal made which could see a body introduced to implement regulation and compliance and the possible beneficial impact this could have.

Author: Jake Wilkin