The outcome of the decision reached today by the member clubs of the Scottish Premier League has laid to rest, at least for the foreseeable future, the reconstruction plans for Scottish Football.
On behalf of the Club Executive Board, Stuart Brown, Operations Director, has made the following statement:
“The Club Executive are extremely disappointed about the outcome of today’s vote by SPL Clubs. Our stance has been consistent throughout the protracted discussions; Scottish Football is in desperate need for change and we were fully supportive of what we saw as the two key elements of the proposals – revised Governance and Financial Distribution Models.
“We saw these as being the foundation stones for taking Scottish Football forward and were prepared to live, at least at the outset, with whatever league set-up could be agreed upon, in order to deliver one governing body (i.e. the merger of the SPL and SFL) and more equitable financial distribution.
“We have an Executive Board Meeting on Tuesday evening and will be discussing the ramifications of what is almost certain to be “No Change” for next season, however, I would wish to reassure our supporters that, similar to this season, when our budget forecasting did not include the potential for additional revenue from two home games against Rangers, our planning is already well advanced in setting a budget for season 2013/14 that is sustainable in the existing structure.”