5 Scottish Premiership golf equipment have commissioned impartial advisers to conduct a evaluation of the SPFL.
Hibernian, Hearts, Aberdeen, Dundee United and Dundee say the intention is to seek out “vital extra revenues for the advantage of all”.
The governing physique for the leagues has endorsed the analysis, which Deloitte will undertake.
“We imagine a transparent imaginative and prescient and technique with measurable objectives is required,” say the golf equipment concerned.
The group is encouraging engagement from different member golf equipment and say they’ll publish the important thing outcomes and proposals, with the method anticipated to take six months.
The “strategic and holistic evaluation” will cowl 4 details:
- Industrial development
- The SPFL model
- SPFL construction, governance, organisation, sources & competitors
- Strategic initiatives
The 5 golf equipment insist it’s “not about redistribution of present earnings sources in favour of so-called ‘greater golf equipment’,” including that “a rising tide lifts all ships”.
It’s hoped the annual distribution to member golf equipment will be elevated from its present stage of £27m a yr to “not less than £50m” inside the subsequent 5 years.
They go on to say improved revenues will assist produce “higher, extra technically gifted gamers”, to compete in Europe and for Scotland.
The SPFL was fashioned in June 2013 following a merger between the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Soccer League.
Chief government Neil Doncaster mentioned: “We wholeheartedly welcome and help any initiative that has the great of the sport at its coronary heart.”
US affect a driving power for change – evaluation
BBC Scotland’s Tom English
These golf equipment have been speaking for a while, introduced collectively by a mutual frustration on the company governance of the SPFL. That covers a large number however there’s a robust feeling amongst this group – pushed by American house owners – that the league is punching manner beneath its weight and that issues want to vary.
There are individuals on this group with enormous expertise of the can-do tradition in American sport. Numerous them really feel that the SPFL, underneath chief government Neil Doncaster, ought to be extra formidable and progressive by way of promoting the Premiership. They really feel that the SPFL is poorly marketed and suffers from a detrimental mindset on the prime.
That is about exploiting business alternatives and maximising broadcasting offers. For some, it is also about regime change. The prospect of a breakaway league has been talked about as a final ditch state of affairs, an emergency measure to be re-examined extra carefully in the event that they really feel they’re getting nowhere.
Doncaster has given his backing to the report. That is principally a forensic examination of how he and his government is doing its enterprise. This might get very fascinating.