In response to the reports regarding ‘Project Big Picture’, Bolton Wanderers Chairman Sharon Brittan has issued the following statement on behalf of the Board.
Sharon said: “We have seen the press reports regarding the outline proposals of ‘Project Big Picture’.
“Whilst we await details which will allow us to consider the proposed changes further, we are fully in favour of steps which can be taken to address the inequitable distribution of finances between the Premier League and EFL.
“The summary details of Project Big Picture appear to go some way to help drive sustainability for the EFL’s member clubs and this can only be a good thing for clubs’ long term growth and the communities in which they are based.
“Bolton Wanderers’ recent history shows how important a football club is to the local community and that the model of football clubs relying solely on owner funding is broken.
“This town came very close to losing its club and the board believes that radical change has long been required to create a football pyramid which allows clubs at the lower levels to be sustainable yet be competitive on the field.
“We hope that conversations around Project Big Picture are the first step on this path.”