14 Oct Project Big Picture: All 20 Premier League clubs unanimously reject plans | UK News
Plans from Liverpool and Manchester United to radically reform England’s top flight of football have been unanimously rejected by all 20 Premier League clubs.
The “Project Big Picture” plans – which would have resulted in the biggest shake-up of English football in a generation – aimed to reduce the number of teams in the Premier League from 20 to 18, with the majority of power put in the hands of the biggest clubs.
The plans also promised lower league clubs, which have been starved of income by the coronavirus pandemic, an immediate £250m rescue package and a 25% cut of future Premier League media revenues.
What did “Project Big Picture” propose?
- Premier League reduced to 18 clubs
- No EFL Cup or Community Shield
- Special status for nine longest serving clubs
- Only six of the nine longest-serving clubs need to vote for major change
- £250m immediate compensation for EFL
- Figure also represents coronavirus financial bail-out
- Club who finishes 16th in Premier League to replace sixth-placed Championship club in EFL play-offs
- Premier League to commit 25 per cent of future revenue to EFL