Scotland’s referees want VAR introduced to the SPFL as early as possible, however, according to the BBC, it is “unlikely” to be in place for the start of next season.
The 42 SPFL clubs will vote on the introduction of VAR in February, with current plans calling for it to the implemented in the Premiership and latter stages of the domestic cups.
Scottish FA head of referee operations Crawford Allan said the refs are unanimous in their support for VAR and are doing everything they can to hurry up its introduction – but concedes it will “take a while.”
“Our desire is to bring it in as early as we can,” said Allan.
“There’s not one referee that I’ve spoken to that doesn’t want it. We’re doing what we can in the background to try to speed it along. It’s going to take a while.”
VAR could be in place for the return of the Premiership football after next winter’s World Cup, should the clubs vote in favour of bringing it in.
Reports have suggested the Premiership sides could be have to foot a bill of around £60,000 to £80,000 each season to maintain the system after it is introduced.
After a host of controversial decisions, which officials tend to get wrong, there’s more support for VAR than ever in Scotland as clubs generally get behind it.
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