Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed serious concern over Liverpool and Manchester United’s renewed plans for English football.
The controversial “Project Big Picture” will give the English football league (EFL) the cash injection needed for a struggling club, but it has become divisive as power has been concentrated in the hands of a small number of teams.
According to the proposals, the number of Premier League clubs has been increased from 20 to 18 and the League Cup and Community Shield will be abolished.
The 16th-ranked club in the top flight will advance to the championship play-offs, while the nine long-serving Premier League clubs will have more voting rights.
The loss of Match Day revenue in Covid-1am will immediately benefit the EFL by as much as L 2 million ($ 25 million) in the club’s defense package, giving them 2% of future net media earnings.
Football in England has been played behind closed doors since March as coronaviruses spread across the country (or across continents) and lower-league clubs are facing financial disaster.
EFL chairman Rick Parry insisted the proposals – which would be the biggest shake-up of English football of the generation – offer a great opportunity to secure the club’s future outside of the top flight.
He praised Liverpool and United for “showing leadership when needed”, saying football would benefit.
But the Premier League has said the plan “will have a detrimental effect on the game as a whole” and now Johnson has weighed in.
An official spokesman for the prime minister said Monday that “this kind of backroom deal undermines confidence in the governance of football.”
“In terms of supporting EFL clubs, both the Premier League and the EFL have assured us that they have no intention of letting any club go bankrupt because of Covid, and we know they have the means to prevent this from happening. Their existing mechanisms.
“We strongly urge the Premier League and the EFL to continue the constructive structure of the agreement, which provides a comprehensive package of scores for the entire football family.”
Parry, a former chief executive of Liverpool and the Premier League, has rejected proposals to give more voting rights to the long-established clubs, including the first “Big Six” in the Premier League. To grab.
Currently the Premier League is operating on a club basis, requiring one vote and 14 votes to implement significant changes.
Under the new proposals, only six of the nine long-serving clubs will have to vote for major changes.
All Premier League clubs could sell eight matches a season to fans outside the UK from their own channels, potentially making big bucks.
The 18-team top division has also been given the freedom to play European and friendly games in the ‘Big Six’ of Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Asked if he was in the big clubs for more money, Parry told the BBC: “No, they are not, they are paying us a lot of money. Why are they paying 2 reven per cent TV revenue (EFL)? So what
“They care about the pyramid. It will come out, the truth will come out, their passion for the pyramid will come out.
“Don’t get bogged down in the process,” she said. “It’s a really good plan for the pyramid, and let’s get it done.”
Championship side Stoke said they would support any such discussion regarding the economic rate between the Premier League and the second tier.
Potter co-chair John Coates said: “We believe that the big long-term issue of English football is the clash between Premier League and Championship finance and we support any discussion where it is firmly on the agenda.”