Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has warned football officials against merging seasons when football eventually returns.
Most leagues across Europe were suspended following the Coronavirus outbreak, with uncertainty over how the remainder of the season will be handled.
Speaking to Rangers TV, the former England and Liverpool star said it will be burdening to players and will ruin the following season.
“Players’ welfare is paramount right now. We are doing everything we can from a medical point of view, putting all the right precautions in place.
“I’m not one who thinks we should be merging seasons and this type of stuff because that has different types of problems for the players, playing too much football in a short space of time.”
Gerrard is not in support of playing behind closed doors, joining a host of other managers against such a decision if it were to be reached upon.
“Football is about supporters,” he said. “The reason I joined Rangers was to coach in front of the wonderful support we have got.
“I know all the players feel the same way. I don’t think the right thing to do is all of a sudden play all the games behind closed doors. I don’t think that’s fair at all.
Premier League clubs are expected to meet this week to deliberate on their next move, with the virus yet to be contained as it keeps spreading to other countries.
Gerrard’s former side, Liverpool is atop the league and need six points to lift their English Premier League title.
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