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CRISIS: Top flight managers to meet on Monday amidst Covid-19 chaos

CRISIS: Top flight managers to meet on Monday amidst Covid-19 chaos

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Top-flight managers will hold talks with the Premier League on Monday over the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has revealed the managers will speak to each other and the league to discuss their concerns.

He said: “On the back of what a lot of managers have said, we want the same thing – which is for the game to continue. There are obviously a lot of concerns and a lot of unanswered questions.

“That’s the reason why the Premier League, on Monday, have put in place an opportunity for the managers to get together and I’m hoping there will be a lot of clarity which comes off the back of that meeting.

“There’s also an opportunity for the captains to get together and speak and have a debate on what is the best thing to do in the current situation."

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte would like his players to get vaccinated but admits he cannot force anyone at the club to do the same.

“Honestly, this is a personal matter the vaccination. I’ve been vaccinated and my family, my daughter and wife, did the same,” he said.

“But for sure, this matter is personal. I’d like that other people do the same but every single person needs to take the best decision for himself.

“I think every single person, every single player or member of staff at Tottenham or other clubs, has to take the decision for himself.

“I took my decision, my family took their decision but I can’t force anyone to take a personal decision.”

Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said getting vaccinated was “the socially responsible thing to do” after the EFL confirmed on Thursday that one in four players in its competitions had no intention to receive a single vaccine at this stage.

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