I mean I'd just take an amend/cancel affiliate button. Thing is I've done this exact save before but only got to the championship and because the link never happened I had no issue upgrading my training facilities. Whereas a normal link gets cancelled if its underused because this ones basically just on ALL the time i don't know if it's ever going to get stopped. I think what needs to happen is a board change cos I know when that happens they sometimes they cancel links en mass. But I'm basically the same as you I go into the end of every season hoping for that message that says link cancelled.
It's the only thing that's annoying me on whats become my longest ever save on football manager. I can't drop this save even if I wanted to. I certainly don't wanna start over again just because of something so trivial but I find myself taking longer breaks after every season now but i might have just burnt myself out on this save a little. I don't really know how much the training level affects my players improvement, cos I'm still getting amazing players coming through simply cos I have to loan them out for first team football. But it is what it is.