English football clubs, Brighton and Aston Villa have reportedly been cleared to compete in Europe in the upcoming season of league football after quite a lot of significant changes were made in order to comply with the rules regarding multi-club ownership by the UEFA.
UEFA clears multiple clubs from multi-club ownership dispute
Due to some severe potential conflict with UEFA’s multi-club ownership rules, the UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) had previously opened their proceedings of trial against a few European clubs.
The clubs being investigated against were the Belgian club Union St Gilloise and the English club Brighton; they had also opened proceedings against another English club Aston Villa and Portuguese outfit Vitoria Guimaraes.
However, as per the latest reports, the CFCB and UEFA, both bodies have now accepted and acknowledge the clubs’ presence and admission back into the European competitions.
As per the latest findings on Friday, neither of the clubs involved in the investigation, either directly or indirectly, had in anyway dealt or held any shares or securities of any other club that participates in UEFA’s club competition, or is any sort of member of other club.
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According to the sources, it was also found in the investigation of these cases that no one or no club had any power or was in any way simultaneously involved, both indirectly or directly , in any capacity in the ranks of the management, sporting performance or administration of more than one club.
It was also made clear by the investigation that no one had any sort of decisive influence or control over more than one single club playing or participating in a UEFA club competition.
UEFA made an official statement where it said that “the significant changes” were made to substantially restrict the investors’ decision-making power or influence over more than a single club involved, which will also be ensuring that they complied with the multi-club ownership rule.