All Premier League clubs unanimously reject Project Big Picture proposal. The plans had involved several major changes to English football.
Premier League clubs have rejected Project Big Picture but have agreed to create an emergency financial package for clubs in League One and League Two.
At a virtual meeting on Wednesday, all 20 clubs “unanimously agreed” that neither the Premier League nor the FA would endorse or pursue the proposals, which included changing the voting structure of the Premier League, as well as funding models for the English Football League (EFL) and Football Association (FA).
The clubs have also agreed to work as a “collective” and with transparency on any future plans that involve the structure or financial of English football.
‘Project Big Picture’ proposals
- Premier League reduced to 18 clubs
- No EFL Cup or Community Shield
- Special status for nine longest serving clubs – ‘Big Six’, Everton, West Ham, Southampton
- 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
Credit: Sky Sports