France coach Raymond Domenech believes the G-14, the pressure group for many top European clubs, represents a danger to the game.
“We have to protect this sport against money and against the G-14’s desire for hegemony,” Domenech told Le Monde.
“I fear the closed circuit that the 18 clubs in this lobbying group are trying to form,” he added.
Domenech’s comments echo those of administrators such as FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini who do not recognise the group.
The France coach said the G-14’s demand for federations to compensate clubs when players are on international duty would be impossible for some countries.
“If Ivory Coast have to pay compensation fees for (Chelsea striker) Didier Drogba, they would need to change the state’s budget,” he said.
Domenech said he was not totally against the idea of compensation, but in exchange he advocated that the national federations were given a share of the transfer fee when a player was sold.
“If that proposal were accepted, I would recommend the federations get a share of transfer fees,” the France coach said.
“A player who is rated, let’s say 10, can be worth 100 after a World Cup or a European Championship.”