FA to face no confidence debate in Parliament

FA to face no confidence debate in Parliament

The FA is to face a no confidence debate in Parliament

Friday, February 3, 2017

Parliament is set to debate a motion of no confidence in the governance of the Football Association on Thursday, according to reports.

The move was announced by the Culture, Media and Sport committee, Sky Sports News reported.

The announcement was made after former FA leaders told the government that the FA's failure to challenge the financial might of the Premier League has contributed to the England team’s “embarrassing failures”, Yahoo Sport said.

They also claimed that five ex-FA executives had written a letter to the Parliamentary committee calling for the appointment of a football regulator to modernise their former employer.

The FA has been the subject of frequent controversy in recent months, chiefly surrounding the England national team's disastrous performance at Euro 2016, which ended in a shock 2-1 defeat to Iceland, and the departure of Sam Allardyce as manager after just one match in charge following a corruption sting by the Daily Telegraph.

The association has been criticised for its perceived lack of diversity, with some suggesting there is a lack of BME and female representation. Critics also suggest there is insufficient scrutiny of the Premier League, which was founded by the FA in 1992 but has since grown hugely as an autonomous organisation.