World exclusive: Man Utd and Liverpool at the wheel of the “Project Big Picture”


Manchester United and Liverpool are driving the biggest changes in English football in a generation and an extraordinary overhaul of the Premier League, the Daily Telegraph can reveal.The two clubs have been working together on a radical package of proposals – called “Project Big Picture” – that will reshape the finances of the match. The Premier League, the world’s most lucrative sports league, would see a reduction to 18 teams and control power in the hands of the biggest clubs.

In return for tearing up many of the rules that have governed the game since the Premier League was formed in 1992, there will be a £ 250million rescue package to the Football League to help them get through the crisis in Covid.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal details of the “Revitalization” discussion paper drafted by US-owned Liverpool, Fenway Sports Group, with support from United. He anticipates support from other members of the so-called big six, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

In a remarkable set of proposals, which will send shockwaves through the game, 25% of the Premier League’s annual revenue will go to EFL clubs with £ 250million paid up front to help them get through the current crisis. There is also reportedly a donation of £ 100million to support the Football Association.

However, there would be an abolition of the one-club principle, a voice that has supported the Premier League since its inception, as well as the abolition of the 14-vote threshold for adopting any decision or rule change.


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