‘Another VAR waiting to happen’: Southgate wary of football regulator | England

Gareth Southgate is “dubious” about the imminent prospect of an independent regulator for English football, claiming: “It’s another VAR waiting to happen.”

As he prepares for England’s final Euro 2024 qualifiers, at home to Malta and in North Macedonia, Southgate was happy to play a straight bat to questions about the prospective 2034 World Cup in Saudi Arabia, VAR and even the terms of his contract with the FA. But when it came to the topic of the regulator, with legislation confirmed in the king’s speech last week, he couldn’t help himself.

“If I’m honest I don’t…

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