EFL clubs warn their British players NOT to leave the country

EFL clubs warn British players NOT to leave the country… despite placing them all on annual leave for over a month due to the coronavirus outbreak

  • EFL clubs have put their players on mandatory leave due to coronavirus crisis
  • The EFL have told member clubs to suspend training until May 16 at the earliest
  • British players have been advised not to leave the country due to health risks
  • However, non-British stars have been allowed to return to their home country
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

Football League clubs have put their squads on mandatory leave – but told their British players not to leave the country.

In correspondence seen by Sportsmail, the EFL have now confirmed to clubs that training is officially suspended until May 16 at the earliest.

Clubs have now started the process of informing their players that training will not recommence for over a month, at least, under instruction from league bosses.

Football League clubs have placed their players on mandatory annual leave due to coronavirus

The time off will be allocated as annual leave, as per players individual contracts. But Sportsmail can reveal that a number of clubs are still advising their players not leave the UK given the health risks involved.

However, clubs are open to allowing non-British nationals to return to their home country – but those players must obtain their manager’s permission before doing so. Clubs have told their players to back in the UK by May 2.

Sportmail reported last week how their is growing optimism that the clubs will be able to return to training by mid-May; the EFL’s decision to suspend training until the May 16 another indication that players will return to work next month.

The EFL have told member clubs to suspend training until May 16 at the earliest




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