For Jean-Michel Aulas, guest this Wednesday of After Foot on RMC, French football must be inspired by its European neighbors to review its governance model. The president of OL campaigned for the creation of a commercial company.
Like many leaders in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs, Jean-Michel Aulas calls for a review of the governance model for French football. “We have been asking for it for three years. We wanted the first division – which captures most of the revenue linked to TV rights – to be structured like the English league, that is to say in a commercial company by being attached to a League or a federation “, explained this Wednesday evening the president of OL in after foot on RMC.
He proposes to rely on the English model
“There are two unions, a League and a federation. If we want to save money and optimize, we must adapt to the English scheme. This is what we are presenting to the Minister ( of sports, Roxana Maracineanu) “, he added. In recent weeks, French football has appeared more divided than ever and the lack of power of the LFP, disowned by the FFF on the issue of Ligue 2 to 22 clubs, became obvious.
For Aulas, France must be inspired by its European neighbors. “We can clearly see that the results of England, but also of Spain where the structures are very well made, are much better than those of French football in terms of TV rights, he insisted. It is part of our request to the minister to try to finally resolve the problems of French football. “