LONDON: The Premier League has turned down a role on the commission to improve the England team, says Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.
The Premier League feels it needs more than one voice on the panel to reflect its members’ views and will offer help without being fully involved. Former England manager Glenn Hoddle will be on the commission.
“I disagree, but can understand,” Dyke said of the Premier League’s stance.
The commission – which will consider how to increase the number of England-qualified players appearing for the country’s top clubs – is expected to include former players, FA board members, representatives from the players’ union and the League Managers’ Association.
It is understood Premier League chairman Anthony Fry was invited to take up a role but tuned down the offer because of concerns over the make-up of the rest of the panel.
Speaking at the Leaders In Football conference at Stamford Bridge, Dyke said: “The Premier League were very helpful and will help all they can but didn’t want to be on commission itself.”
Dyke, who took up the FA post in July, had used his first major speech in July to set the national team targets of winning the World Cup in 2022.