It is news every fan and player in the English Premier League are dreading to hear but reports out of Italy are suggesting that Premier League officials are set to announce that the season is over, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The statement posted on footballitalia’s Twitter site is quoting Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino, whose club share owners with Watford, revealed this evening that “the Premier League is about to announce its season is over.”
Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino – whose club shares owners with Watford – revealed this evening that “the Premier League is about to announce its season is over.” https://t.co/1jHV3vWydc #EPL #LFC #WatfordFC #Udinese #SerieA pic.twitter.com/SJyzpfjHUr
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) April 7, 2020
The Belgium Football Federation canceled their season last week, awarding Club Brugge with the title and Marino hints the EPL is set to follow suit:
“The Belgian Federation has already sanctioned the end of their league, despite the threats of sanctions from UEFA,” Marino told Sportitalia.
“In England, the Premier League is about to release a similar statement, because the situation there is becoming very, very serious. I frankly just hope we can enjoy football again after the coronavirus.
“It doesn’t matter how long it takes, we need to get out of this danger zone. I am worried for the next seasons, not the old one.”
Again, this is purely speculation at this point but Udinese and Watford are both owned by the Pozzo family and are very strongly linked, repeatedly exchanging players on loan or permanent transfers.
When the season was halted, Liverpool were on top with 82 points from 29 games, compared to Manchester City on just 57 points from 28 rounds.