Burnley boss Sean Dyche has emphasised power should be shared across the Premier League following the rejection of Project Big Picture.

It was announced on Wednesday that the division’s clubs had unanimously agreed the controversial project wouldn’t be endorsed or pursued by the Premier League, with the same applying to the Football Association.

The plan revealed by Liverpool and Manchester United and supported by EFL chairman Rick Parry included immediate funding of £250million for EFL clubs feeling the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and a 25 per cent share of the Premier League’s media net revenues within the longer term.

The proposals were criticised for appearing to concentrate an excessive amount of power within the hands of the top-flight’s ‘big six’.

Inquired about Project Big Picture on Thursday at his press conference before Monday’s trip to West Brom, Dyche said: “What seems to be the narrative is that the highest six having most of the decision-making power.

“If you’re talking about taking care of everyone within the lower leagues, then in theory, to look after the Premier League, you share that power.

“So, therefore, in possible terms, they need to say OK, we might wish to seem after them but we are becoming to share that power across the league, simply because everyone’s earned the right to be within the Premier League. we’d like to be there, we’ve proved that.

“I think it’s fair to say everyone should have a say, everyone should have their agreed moments of who gets rebuke what reason. And if which can add the larger picture – obviously it hasn’t worked during this case – then I’m sure most are getting to be willing to play their part.”

Dyche added: “It’s finding that balance, the right way of doing it that everyone party can buy into.

“I played within the lower leagues – do I might like them to suffer? No, I don’t. If there are often how found from all parties, whether it’s the govt. , the Premier League, or football generally, then I hope somehow how are often found.”

Wednesday’s statement from the Premier League also said there had been an agreement to “work together as a 20-club collective on a strategic plan for the longer-term structures and financing of English football”, and for a rescue package for League One and Two clubs of £50million in grants and interest-free loans to be made available.

Discussions were to continue with the EFL regarding Championship clubs’ financial needs.

Dyche was also on Thursday asked about top-flight matches in October not already selected for live coverage being made available on a pay-per-view basis, for £14.95 a game, and said it had been a price he would pay.

He said: “I think with what’s happening within the world if that’s how of balancing what’s appropriate for the TV and media, I can’t see that big a haul with it.

“Only within the knowledge that if you’re a family and you regularly attend watch football…then for what’s happening within the planet at the moment, to possess football back, on your screen, within the security of your home, doing all the right things, then do I know what? I’m bound to be biassed because I’m in it which I really like the game, so, therefore, would I pay it? Yes, I might.

“Is it a challenge for a couple of families? I’m sure it’s, particularly with what’s happening. But I’m only speaking as a football fan, and on behalf of me, then I’d, yes, I’d pay that and sit with my family and hopefully enjoy a game.”

Dyche is hopeful striker Jay Rodriguez (ankle) goes to be available to face his former club West Brom.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (groin) and Bailey Peacock-Farrell (hip) are to be assessed.


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