Manchester City chief Ferran Soriano has come under fire from the EFL for suggesting 'B' Teams should be introduced into the English football league pyramid.
City chief executive Soriano has called for a rethink about the entire structure of the English game due to the impact of Covid-19.
Soriano has suggested that introducing B Teams into the EFL pyramid would help young players from Premier League academies prepare themselves better for first team football in the top flight.
But the idea has been slammed by a host of EFL club owners and managers, who have accused Soriano of being greedy and wanting to kill-off those who work in the lower leagues.
Accrington owner Andy Holt and Tranmere vice-chairman Nicola Palios took to social media to criticise Soriano and oppose the idea.
Grimsby Town boss Ian Holloway, meanwhile, believes Soriano's comments prove that clubs like City just want to abuse the current system, get richer and ruin communities.
Holloway said: "This is what they wanted all along and it could be a cull, just killing off the people who aren't sufficient. Football, the people at the top, have been fighting to do that for a long time.
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"The rest of us, who are real about every community around the country and think no matter who you are, you deserve a football team – where's the help with that?
"The rich want to get richer. They realise they can own all of these other clubs, loan their players out, and get bigger. What about the rest of us?
"What about the people who live in these areas, who care about their teams and don't want Manchester City B team? For me, that doesn't make sense, because I understand people, and I understand how important clubs are to people."
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