THE MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland is urging football fans to take part in a fan-led review of football governance following the attempted creation of a European Super League last year.

The independent fan-led review of football governance, which aims to gather the broadest possible range of views from fans from across the UK, comes after twelve European clubs, including six English clubs, were involved in an attempt to create a breakaway "super league" - a concept almost universally derided by fans.

As a result, the Government commissioned Tracey Crouch MP for Chatham and Aylesford to launch a fan engagement survey to reach fans to give them the chance to express their opinions on how they think football should be run.

The new survey runs for two weeks (commencing July 8) and will allow fans to provide valuable input into how finance, governance, ownership and regulation should be shaped and will feed into the final report to be published in the autumn.

Fans will be able to provide detailed input on whether they think a club is run transparently, who would be best placed to regulate football and how that would work, salary caps and the independence of women’s clubs.

All fans are invited to participate in the survey and have their say on the future of football.

Simon Clarke, MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, said: “The failed attempt to create a European Super League was stopped thanks to determined resistance from fans, our Government and UEFA.

"However, it showed the extent to which some of those at the very top of our national sport have lost all touch with the people who love the game, support clubs large and small and have its long term interests at heart.

“The Government has set up a review led by former Sports Minister Tracey Crouch to look at the future of football and this is everyone’s chance to make their voice heard at a crucial time for the game.

"I hope lots of Teessiders will take the chance to make our voice heard and will take part in this survey.”

The survey closes on Thursday 22 July at 11.59pm.

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