UK time is: 14:19:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

City boss realistic as 16m deals loom

Chris Coleman has been talking about the increasing wealth gap between teams relegated from the Premier League and those in the Championship which will be in force next season as 16m parachute payment deals kick in.

Relegated sides are reportedly set to receive money over four years instead of two but the amounts involved will definitely go up as the top-flight continues to bask in big-money TV and sponsorship deals.

While believing that stretching the payments is a 'sensible' move designed to stop teams gambling on a quick return, Coleman knows his job will be all the harder next season.

'If you look now at the Championship play-off final, it's not a 50m game it's a 100m game with the knock-on effects of it,' he said.

'Even if you win it and go up then you get the money to go up and stay up.

'But if you come down then it could also be four years now of parachute money, so that game is even bigger.

'And for the clubs that are going to come down they've got longer, they've got more money to invest.

'So it's frightening, it's not getting any easier.'

Portsmouth may not be in a position to benefit too much from parachute payments next season but whoever comes down alongside them will surely look to keep a strong squad together as Newcastle have this year and try for an immediate return.

Doncaster chairman John Ryan certainly fears for the future competitive nature of the division.

He told BBC Radio 5 live: 'What are the Premier League trying to do to the Championship? Make it a bit more like the Premiership where everybody knows who will finish in the top four before the season starts.

'It's skewed enough as it is. Look at the table with Newcastle and West Brom at the top. Newcastle's wage bill is 42m and our's is 6m.

'We are competing because we have a great manager, as do Swansea while Nottm Forest have spent a fortune.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 4 2010

Time: 4:51PM

Your Comments

At the end of the day no matter how much money is involved it's all down to being a well-run club. West Brom have used their parachute and Prem money wisely and deserve to be going back up
CET Stander
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Coventry City Articles

Christmas Cheer for Sky Blues? (Friday December 19 2014)

Do City Need a Goalkeeper in January? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Final Call: Back the City This Saturday (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Tudgay Strikes for City Under-21's (Tuesday December 16 2014)

A Busy Weekend at the Ricoh Arena (Monday December 15 2014)

Stats: Port Vale v Coventry City (Sunday December 14 2014)

Battling Win For Coventry (Saturday December 13 2014)

Port Vale v Coventry City (Friday December 12 2014)

Archived Coventry City Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 18

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Fleetwood 20 7 5 8 1 26
12. Walsall 20 6 8 6 1 26
13. Chesterfield 20 6 7 7 -1 25
14. Coventry 20 6 6 8 -5 24
15. Barnsley 20 6 5 9 -4 23
16. Port Vale 20 6 5 9 -4 23
17. Doncaster 19 6 5 8 -7 23

Breaking League News

Ref Watch: Peterborough United v Preston North End
Peterborough : 19/12/2014 13:52:00
Cain Deal Set To Be Extended
Walsall : 19/12/2014 13:36:00
Sheff Utd v Walsall - Preview
Walsall : 19/12/2014 13:33:00
Score Predictions v Orient
Barnsley : 19/12/2014 13:22:00
Who Should Start Against Orient?
Barnsley : 19/12/2014 13:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should City Sign a Keeper in January?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes - As First Choice 0%
Yes - As Back-Up 0%
No - Stick With Allsop/Burge 100%