The British Government have warned the Football Association to speed up reform or face cuts in funding.
Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe has demanded the FA act on recommendations made in a 2005 review of the organisation by Lord Burns.
The review by Lord Burns set in motion plans to streamline the FA to ensure they are more effective.
Mr Sutcliffe claimed the FA still needed to implement a number of proposals from that review, including the introduction of two non-executive directors and reform of the FA Council.
“Funding is one lever we’ve got. It would be a last resort. But there has to be, and there already is, a recognition that the status quo is not good enough,” Sutcliffe told The Guardian.
“[The FA must] use this opportunity where good progress has been made, to put their house in order.
“If that doesn’t happen, the influence of the FA will diminish and football as a sport will suffer.”