Report: Tottenham set to back Liverpool and Manchester United’s reform plan

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Tottenham Hotspur are reported to be set to support Liverpool and Manchester United who are leading a controversial plan to completely shake up English football.

The Telegraph claim that Liverpool and United are the driving force which would see the Premier League reduced from 20 to 18 teams and hand increased power to the top flight’s ‘big six’ clubs along with Everton, West Ham and Southampton; potentially as soon as 2022,

The plan would see the Premier League hand out a £250million rescue package to the EFL and their three divisions to help see them through the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

There would also be other changes with the League Cup and Community Shield would be canned, along with the current rule requiring majority backing from at least 14 of the 20 top-flight clubs to pass through any changes.

Instead, a group of as many as nine of the longest serving members of the Premier League would have greater say over how it is run, including the right to veto new owners from buying control of clubs in the league.

Under the reform proposal, parachute payments would be scrapped and the annual finances provided by the Premier League would be shared more equitably with the teams in the Championship. Clubs in League One and League Two would benefit as well, with about 25 per cent of the total shared by the Premier League reserved for them.

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