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English football needs independent regulator - says Neville, Lewis & Bernstein

English football needs an independent regulator to solve its "crisis", says a group of key figures including Gary Neville and ex-Football Association chairman David Bernstein.

Ex-Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis and the mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham, are also part of the group.

They have issued a manifesto for change titled 'Saving Our Beautiful Game'.

It comes after the Premier League rejected 'Project Big Picture' reforms led by Liverpool and Manchester United.

"If the EPL [English Premier League] is to perform its role as the pinnacle of the domestic game, its responsibilities and financial contribution to the wider game need to be more carefully defined," said the manifesto.