Today could be “D-Day” for Scottish football clubs amidst the coronavirus shutdown.
Conference calls aimed at thrashing out a potential conclusion to the 2019/20 season are set to begin this morning between club bosses – including those from Courier country – and SPFL and SFA representatives.
With financial pressure mounting, it is understood a majority of clubs are keen to secure an early end to the campaign, with prize money awarded on the basis of current league placings.
However, there is no clear consensus on how to handle promotion and relegation.
League reconstruction has been mooted as a potential solution, with a move to three leagues of 14 from the current 12-10-10-10 set-up understood to have support.
However, whether the necessary 75% of clubs are prepared to back such a reshuffle remains up in the air.
So far, many Scottish sides have held off on asking players and stuff to accept wage deferrals or cuts, with the likes of Hearts, Inverness Caley Thistle, Peterhead and Elgin City breaking cover early in the opposite direction.
But with no income from matches available to offset outgoings for the foreseeable future, the outcome of today’s meetings could nudge more clubs towards cost reduction measures.