The return in the Premier League will be a success, says the managing director of Aston Villa


“It is now doing well” – Christian Purslow, CEO of Villa, about the restart of the Premier League

The ceo of Aston Villa, Christian Purslow, said that the resumption of the Premier League will be a success and is confident that she will return at the right time.

The elite football in Britain was suspended on 13 march due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

However, the Premier League returns on Wednesday with Villa hosting Sheffield United at Villa Park (18:00 BST)

“I think it will raise all the world to watch the football,” said Purslow.

“We will have the eyes of the world upon us, but the level of planning and preparation that has been done makes me extremely confident that this will be a great success. ”

Speaking to the sports editor of the BBC’s Dan Roan, Purslow added: “It [the Premier League’s return] now feels well.

“I’m not sure I have felt this when we confirmed for the first time, but I think events have caught up with the football and now it is the good thing and there’s a palpable sense of excitement ”

The match will take place behind closed doors, with security measures that prevent fans to attend matches in stadiums.

Villa Park will host the first match of the Premier League after the reboot, but without fans inside the stadium

Purslow has also urged supporters not to gather outside Villa Park, underlining the importance for the fans to stay at home to ensure that the season can finish as planned.

He added: “We had a healthy debate on the possibility of organizing of the games in our beautiful stadium. It is very important for the manager and our players, and we’re delighted to do.

“In order to continue to do so until the end of the season, it is absolutely vital that the fans stay at home, look to our great team at the tv, and stand in the gap of the stadiums in the country. ”

Aston Villa, who is in the relegation zone but have a game in hand on its rivals, has been among the clubs most sincere in their desire to restart the season.

Purslow has said that he considered that it was important that football ” should be determined on the ground “, but also said that it was vital for financial reasons as the season is finished.

He added: “football in England has suffered very important, in particular in the pyramid below the Premier League.

“If the Premier League feeds the English football, we need the Premier League to protect its income, because it is in the center of the ecosystem of football, which, although very rich at the top, it is debated a lot below.

“That is why I thought that the reset and the operation of the Premier League were important for the whole of English football. “


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