2nd-tier Scottish clubs plan breakaway
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — An “overwhelming majority” of second-tier clubs in Scotland want to split from the country’s football league and join an expanded Scottish Premier League for next season.
The SPL released a statement saying it has received a letter from clubs “expressing a desire to be admitted to” Scotland’s top division for the 2013-14 campaign.
The letter will be put before top-tier clubs Tuesday with discussions following “how best to take forward the game in this country.”
Scotland is looking to restructure its four-division league system to increase competitiveness. Currently, there are three divisions under the SPL that are run by the Scottish Football League.
Rangers, the 54-time Scottish champion which was demoted to the bottom tier last year because of financial mismanagement, will be playing in the third division next season.