Foreign-owned Premier League clubs who want to scrap relegation should instead avoid employing an English manager if they want to ensure a perpetual presence in the top flight, according to League Managers Association chief Richard Bevan.
Several foreign-owners of Premier League clubs had mooted their concern at the competitive nature of the league which sees their assets placed in peril on a yearly basis leading Bevan to recommend swerving the tactical ineptitude of a Englishman.
There is widespread fear that should 4 or 5 more foreigners purchase clubs, they may have enough votes to prevent both relegation from, and promotion to, the top flight.
He told reporters, 'Of course we at the Premier League understand the concerns of foreigners who invest millions of pounds of their scurrilously earned cash in scurrilously ran football clubs.'
'But to eliminate the cut and thrust of relegation and promotion would be as nonsensical as expecting an Englishman to guide your club to safety.'
'Quite simply, we would say, if you want to protect your asset, keep its reigns out of the hands of any of the brethren of St George.'
Bevan continued to pour cold water on suggestions that Premier League matches may eventually become a series of meaningless friendlies.
'No, that is complete nonsense.'
'The repeated failures of the England team will mean our summers will soon be full of pointless friendlies.'