Dave Kitson reveals ambition to replace Gordon Taylor as PFA chief executive
Dave Kitson has launched his สมัครสมาชิกfun88 candidacy to replace Gordon Taylor as chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association and wants "much-needed reform of its structure, operations and practices".
As originally reported by the Daily Mail, สมัครเล่นเกมยิงปลา in a lengthy statement, the former Reading, Portsmouth and Stoke forward outlined his aim to oust Taylor from his current role, and highlighted some criticisms that the organisation has faced over the past year.
Taylor, renowned as Britain's highest-paid union boss, confirmed last month that he will leave his post when an independent review into the workings of the PFA is concluded.
He will not be able to take วิธีเล่นไฮโลออนไลน์บนมือถือ another role within the PFA for five years, and over 300 current and former players are said to have endorsed an open letter calling on Taylor to step down.
The 75-year-old former Bolton and Birmingham winger has been in charge of the PFA since 1981 and has recently come under scrutiny for the union's reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, particularly concerning policy on players' wages, a response which Kitson has described as "embarrassing".
Kitson wrote: "As a seven-year retired professional footballer whose fifteen-year career spanned playing non-league and all levels of professional football in England, I have experienced firsthand the full extent of emotions, challenges and demands brought about by a significant football career both during and post my playing days.
"I consider myself therefore well placed to give valuable insight and informed opinion on the issues occasioned by modern football at all levels confronting current and former professional players.
"I have come to learn that we all need our Union - now more than ever - to help us cope with the vicissitudes of life faced by all professional footballers throughout and after our careers.
"Over the last few years, I have increasingly asked myself: What is our Union doing and has it done enough for us - the players - its membership?
Taylor recently defended the PFA's decisions over wage cuts for Premier League and EFL players, saying the union would not block wage deferral requests from clubs, after Health Secretary Matt Hancock called on top-flight stars to "play their part" and contribute financially to the coronavirus relief fund.
Earlier in April, the Premier League proposed a 30 per cent pay cut for players, but the PFA said it would be "detrimental to our NHS" with a loss in tax contributions of more than £200m to the UK government over 12 months.
Leaving decisions on wage cuts and deferrals to individual top-flight and EFL clubs is a chief concern for Kitson.
He added: "Whereas I have harboured mounting doubts for some time, these have been brought sharply into focus by recent events. The current Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the problems faced by retired footballers and presents unique and challenging issues for current players.
"I have been troubled by เว็บหนังออนไลน์ดีที่สุด the breadth of criticism leveled at the PFA over the past 12 months from both the mainstream media and, in particular in recent months, from a number of esteemed colleagues against whom I've either played or otherwise hold in the highest regard.