SPL Reform Vote Postponed to Mid-April

March 17, 2011

The Scottish Premier League (SPL) has postponed the vote with regards to a potential league reform, with clubs due to get together at Hampden next week, because of the soccer international week.

SPL bosses are keen to push for a top league of 10 with a second tier of 12, despite several members have voiced concerns over the plans.

The 12 club chairmen of the SPL’s current sides will now be asked to make a decision on the proposals on Monday, April 18, after SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster had said in January, that consensus was being sought for their preferred 10/12 structure.

However, some clubs still required convincing over the merits of a smaller SPL and the viability of plans to increase financial help for those suffering relegation.

Former first minister Henry McLeish delivered a report on the future of Scottish football to the Scottish Football Association in December, and said a 10-team top division was the most financially viable future model for the SPL.