Premier League club leaders will hold their first face-to-face talks in 19 months at an annual general meeting on Thursday.
The AGM, which takes place in Harrogate, will also be the first time club chiefs meet in person since six clubs failed in a controversial attempt to join an unregulated European Super League in April.
Senior officials from the 20 clubs have not met in person since November 2019, but they have held regular virtual meetings due to coronavirus restrictions since March of last year.
A large-scale program will include:
- Stronger rules, including point deduction
- Presentation by Mike Riley of PGMOL on using VAR
- COVID-19 updates ahead of next season
- Update on Premier League Strategy and Governance Reviews
- Government fan-led reviews
On Wednesday, the Premier League and the Football Association announced that Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £ 22million in support of fans, grassroots football and footballers. community programs after their unsuccessful attempt to join an unauthorized European Super League group.
Clubs are expected to formally approve new rules which will include a 30 point deduction and a £ 25million fine, to deter participation in other unregulated competitions.
The use of video assistant referees will be discussed and chief referee Mike Riley will release the results of a club survey for this season.
It has not yet been confirmed what proposed changes Riley would like to make involving the use of VAR next season, as per the Laws of the Game.
Norwich, Watford and Brentford will officially receive their ‘share’ of the Premier League for next season, with approved parachute payouts for Sheffield United, West Brom and Fulham, who have been relegated to the Championship.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is expected to provide an update on the organization’s strategic and governance reviews, the owner’s charter, as well as the fan-led review of Tracey Crouch.
The ongoing dispute with Newcastle over a proposed takeover should not be discussed.
The Premier League will also take stock of ongoing work on COVID-19 protocols both on training grounds and on match days and the return of supporters next season.