18 Jan 2011

SPL set to have just 10 teams

6:09 am on 18 January 2011

The 12 Scottish Premier League football clubs have reached a broad agreement for a 10-team top league and a second tier of 12 teams.

The SPL will now consult the Scottish Football Association and the Scottish Football League to progress the idea.

A top tier of 14 teams had looked the most likely alternative to the 10-10 arrangement proposed by the SPL after some clubs had voiced reservations.

But today's meeting suggests those clubs are now convinced of its merits.