Manchester United legend Gary Neville would like to see a 12-month transfer window introduced as part of the changes made to football on the back of the coronavirus outbreak.
Competitive action around the world is currently taking in an indefinite spell of postponement.
Efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 have forced the sport to take a back seat while a global health crisis is addressed.
Plans are still in place to get 2019-20 campaigns played to a finish, although it remains unclear as to how or when those proposals could be implemented.
Neville is among those to have called for fixture lists to be fulfilled while expressing his opposition to games being held behind closed doors.
For the eight-time Premier League champion, matches should only return once green light is given across the board.
That will play havoc with future scheduling, with events such as Euro 2020 having already been pushed back.
Neville, though, believes that changes could be implemented that benefit sides at every level, with it possible that recruitment could be allowed across an entire year while the makeup of upcoming campaigns is tinkered with.
The former Red Devils and England defender has said on Twitter of his five-step plan to get football back on its feet: “Finish this season in a short time frame when safe. Condense next season if needed.
“Open transfer window from May and run it all the way through 20/21 to give clubs agility. Extend player contracts to complete 19/20. Financial packages for clubs in need including non-league.”