Derby chairman supports Project Big Picture but questions size of pay out

13 October 2020

Mel Morris
Photo: PA Images “I think the government needs to step in and try and help with some leadership on this, but they’re dancing round it. It's their responsibility to say “we believe the following principles should be there, now get on and put them in place. If not then we will force you to do something about it,” says Derby County owner Mel Morris (left)

Mel Morris supports principle of redistribution model. The owner of Derby County calls on clubs and government to support the model.

Morris questions the size of the media rights revenue pay out.

He also attacks TPG Capital’s bid to gain 20 per cent of EFL.

Lawrie Holmes lawrie@offthepitch.com

Derby County owner Mel Morris says he supports the Project Big Picture initiative being led by EFL chairman Rick Parry to inject funds into the football pyramid.

Morris describes the blueprint, which includes a £350 million bail-out to the EFL and FA, as well as 25 per cent of EPL future broadcast revenues to the EFL, as a “game changer for the Football League”.

Although the plan, understood to have been devised with Liverpool and supported by Manchester United, will deliver greater power to an elite group of six top EPL clubs, he says: 

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