No Premier Points Deduction Policy

Last updated : 15 January 2004 By Kevin Markey

United's 'standstill agreement' with major creditors comes to an end on Monday with at least £5m still needed.

The Premier League does not have a standard policy for dealing with clubs in administration. "Any proposed rule change would not come into effect until next season," said a Premier League spokesman.

The 20 Premier League chairmen are set to meet on January 29th to discuss the alteration in their rules.

"We don't have a hard-and-fast policy in terms of a member club entering administration, but our rule book does give us a range of options to deal with that eventuality," the spokesman added.

"If a club started insolvency procedures they'd inform us of their situation.

"When we knew the extent of the problem and had seen an exit strategy we'd make a decision how to proceed on a case-by-case basis."