Clarke was giving evidence to the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee (DCMS) on the future of English football.
Premier League: From Vincent Kompany's undeniable presence to Eden Hazard's sublime skill, a look at Firstpost's 'Team of Decade'
After ten years of non-stop action and some truly excellent football, let's take a look at players that made this decade special in our Premier League Team of the Decade
Premier League: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says Tammy Abraham will undergo late fitness test before Aston Villa clash
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham faces a late fitness test before Wednesday’s Premier League match against Aston Villa as the 22-year-old recovers from a hip issue, manager Frank Lampard said
Premier League: Frank Lampard left waiting for first win as Chelsea manager after drawing with Leicester at Stamford Bridge
Lampard, Chelsea's all-time record goalscorer, managed to avoid being the first Blues boss to lose his first two Premier League games in charge since Gianluca Vialli 21 years ago
Eden Hazard scored his 100th and 101st Chelsea goals as Maurizio Sarri's men moved back into the Premier League top four by grinding out a 2-1 win at Watford.
Former Chelsea and England midfielder Joe Cole announces retirement, hopes to make a mark in coaching
Joe Cole made 716 professional appearances, scoring 104 goals for seven clubs and his 56 England caps spanned across three World Cup tournaments.
Former Chelsea captain John Terry 'aspires to be a manager one day' but is in no rush to dive into management
John Terry is keen to follow former England team-mates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard into management but says he will need a few years to learn the ropes after accepting a coaching role at Aston Villa.
EFL Championship: Aston Villa manager Dean Smith expects assistant coach John Terry to make big impact
Former Chelsea defender John Terry has begun his career as a coach with Aston Villa, the team he played for last year and led to a playoff. He will work under new manager Dean Smith.
English Championship side Aston Villa appoint Chelsea legend John Terry as assistant to new coach Dean Smith
Former England captain John Terry took his first steps into coaching on Wednesday when he was named as right-hand man to new Aston Villa boss Dean Smith.
Premier League: Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he would welcome John Terry in coaching staff at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea boss Sarri said, "It's up to John Terry. If he wants to play for another season I think it's right he tries to play. If he wants to help us, I'm very, very happy."
Former Chelsea captain John Terry turns down shock transfer to Spartak Moscow after 'assessing move with family'
Former Chelsea defender John Terry has turned down a move to Spartak Moscow in Russia, citing personal reasons. The England ex-captain was flown to Rome for a medical, and has been out of work since leaving Aston Villa at the end of last season.
Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry to join Spartak Moscow in surprise two-year deal, say reports
Former Chelsea and England star John Terry is set to make a shock move to Russian club Spartak Moscow, according to reports on Saturday.
Premier League: Chelsea sack Antonio Conte. set to appoint Maurizio Sarri as new manager, claim reports
The long-running saga over Antonio Conte's future appears to have been resolved with Chelsea sacking him as manager and appointing Maurizio Sarri, according to media reports on Thursday.
Fulham earn promotion to Premier League with narrow win over Aston Villa in English Championship play-off final
Fulham hit the Premier League promotion jackpot as Tom Cairney fired his 10-man team to a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final on Saturday.
Premier League: Chelsea are having the season that we deserve, says coach Antonio Conte after Tottenham Hotspur loss
Chelsea deserve the season they are having and their struggles in the current campaign are down to the departure of experienced players over the past few years, manager Antonio Conte has said.
Premier League: Chelsea's Andreas Christensen thanks former captain John Terry for advice following poor form
Christensen has been culpable for goals conceded against Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United, leading him to seek out former captain Terry.
Nemanja Vidic interview: Manchester United legend on challenges defenders face, Rio Ferdinand partnership and more
Vidic said: "Even when I was young, I never looked at defenders. I looked at forwards. The goals they score, that used to excite me."
Premier League: Andreas Christensen could emulate John Terry’s success at Chelsea, says Antonio Conte
Christensen, who spent the last two seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, has gained prominence in Chelsea’s first team.
Premier League: Antonio Conte insists Chelsea still can attract world's best despite transfer window woes
The feeling remains that Conte isn't completely satisfied by the way Chelsea hierarchy handled the transfer market and he was quick to point out he had only limited involvement in recruitment.
Premier League: Chelsea can succeed in multiple tournaments despite key players' exit, says Eden Hazard
Premier League champions Chelsea have the depth to succeed in multiple tournaments this season, despite the departure of several key players in the transfer window, midfielder Eden Hazard has said.