Liverpool and Manchester United forced to scrap Project Big Picture after emergency Premier League meeting

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 14 Oct 2020 4:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link321Shares Liverpool and Manchester United forced to scrap Project Big Picture after emergency Premier League meeting Advertisement Project Big Picture has been snubbed following an emergency meeting (Getty Images)Manchester United and Liverpool have been forced to scrap Project Big Picture after Premier League clubs rejected the proposal at an emergency meeting on Wednesday.The plan plan proposed a £250 million bailout for the EFL and a larger share of broadcast revenue in return for the Premier League’s top-six clubs being given significant power.However, Premier League clubs outside the top six raised their concerns during an emergency meeting and will not push ahead with the proposal.It’s understood that other top-six clubs, apart from United and Liverpool who were fully behind the plan, also had reservations over the drastic changes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTA Premier League statement said: ‘Premier League Shareholders today unanimously agreed to work together as a 20-club collective on a strategic plan for the future structures and financing of English football.‘Premier League clubs also agreed that Project Big Picture will not be endorsed by the Premier League, any of its clubs or The FA.’ Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, were behind Project Big Picture (Getty)United’s owners, the Glazer family, and Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, were the driving forces behind Project Big Picture.It’s understood that clubs in League One and League Two have been offered a £50m bailout, a significant drop from the £250m on offer in the Project Big Picture proposal.However, Championship clubs will not be given access to any of that bailout package.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Commentlast_img

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