Nine Premier League clubs will be given more substantial power if the new plans to shake-up the governance of football are passed.
It is believed that as part of the re-shape, the nine longest-serving Premier League clubs will be given increased power to make decisions.
That would mean that the ‘Big Six’ of Liverpool, Man City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham would all be included.
And then West Ham, Southampton and Everton would all also be included in the elite governance panel.
It comes as part of a report that the Premier League could be reduced to 18 teams in a radical shake-up reportedly being driven by Manchester United and Liverpool.
Liverpool and Arsenal are among the teams who will get voting power
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Both clubs are said to be the driving force behind what the Telegraph report is called ‘Project Big Picture’ – a proposal to revitalise English football.
The plans will reshape the finances of the game and would see the Premier League hand out a £250m rescue package to the EFL to help see them through the coronavirus crisis.
Alongside this, the League Cup and Community Shield would both be scrapped, with the controlling power of the Premier League handed to the division’s biggest clubs.
There is a chance that the League Cup could survive the shake-up, provided that clubs in Europe would no longer take part.
Everton are among the clubs outside of the Big Six who would win voting power
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Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group have written the working document for the plans and have support from their Old Trafford rivals, with both clubs expecting the rest of the big six to back the proposals.
Twenty-five per cent of the Premier League’s annual revenue would go to EFL clubs in the proposals, alongside the proposed rescue package.
The FA would also be gifted £100m to see them through the…