Manchester United and Liverpool are the clubs behind a plan to reshape English football beyond belief, the Telegraph have revealed.
The two clubs have worked on 'Project Big Picture' together – a scheme which will radically reshape football in this country.
Under the proposals, the League Cup and Community Shield would be scrapped.
Other discussions have taken place regarding the League Cup staying put – but no English clubs in Europe taking part.
As well as these proposals, the Premier League would be made an 18-team division.
But there will be those opposed to the plans, given that the nine longest-serving top flight sides will have total control of the running of the league.
Other parts of the plan would see £100m gifted to the FA to cover its Covid-19 losses, as well as 25 per cent of Premier League revenue heading straight to EFL clubs.
£250 million will immediately be made available to the EFL to compensate its clubs for lost matchday revenue, financed by a loan taken out by the Premier League.
And the plan is supported by EFL chairman Rick Parry.
He told the Telegraph: “What do we do? Leave it exactly as it is and allow the smaller clubs to wither? Or do we do something about it?
"And you can’t do something about it without something changing.
"And the view of our clubs is if the [big] six get some benefits but the 72 also do, we are up for it.
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“It is definitely going to be challenging and it is an enormous change so that won’t be without some pain.
“Do I genuinely think it’s for the greater good of the game as a whole? Absolutely.
"And if the [big] six are deriving some benefit then why shouldn’t they. Why wouldn’t they put their names to this otherwise?”
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