A video conference was held this morning between representatives from Lega Serie A and all 20 clubs participating in it, who have reached a unanimous decision that finishing the 2019/20 season will be an absolute priority, even if it means the 2020/21 season commences slightly later than usual.
This comes after yesterday’s announcement from the Italian government that it may not be possible to finish the season, suggesting that those in charge of the country and those in charge of football are at odds over what to do. Today, a protocol was presented with a range of important information, including detailed explanations of the logistical aspects and a potential draft for a new calendar for the season.
As La Lazio Siamo Noi notes, the most important thing now is that all of the Serie A clubs and their presidents seem to have agreed on the same approach, making the process easier for all involved. Up until a few days ago, there was concern that some club presidents were butting heads with others, making it even more difficult to reach a solution. However, now that all the clubs are in agreement, it is down to the Italian government to decide when it is safe for action to resume.
Currently, it is said that clubs will be allowed to resume individual training sessions in parks and other large green spaces that are not sports centers on the 4th of May. In England, the Premier League has been estimated to return on the 8th of June and it is likely that Serie A will resume around this time unless ease in lockdown measures causes a second spike in Coronavirus, in which case the Italian government, Lega Serie A and all of the participating clubs would have to liaise to find a new solution.