English Football League President Rick Parry has asked for Premier League parachute payments to be eliminated and top tier funds to be shared among all clubs in the division.
Coventry City’s next season will have a tight budget in the league with Mark Robins and his team looking to consolidate their place in the division on first demand.
They are teams like the Sky Blues who will envy the parachute payments that are sent to other parts of the division.
At present, the teams relegated from the Premier League are supported by huge payments resulting from the increase in TV revenue, in an attempt to make their return easier.
Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City and Fulham will have received all payments after exiting the highest level last season, while West Brom, Stoke City and Swansea City are also eligible after being relegated previously.
League clubs also receive around £ 100 million in solidarity payments from the Premier League, although parachute payments offer much more for clubs.
And the president of the EFL, Parry, is eager to see payments fall, and he wants Premier League money to be distributed more than generated in some clubs.
“Parachute payments are divisive,” Parry said in an interview with The Times.
“We have six teams in the league who among them receive around £ 226 million in parachute payments (this season) and then the other 18 teams who receive £ 81 million between them.
“It’s not a fair division. Encourage irrational behavior from clubs that don’t receive parachute payments. I definitely think they should go.
“Payment by parachute solves the problem but not the problem. Why are they helping clubs that are leaving the Premier League?
“They are helping them because there is an abyss. Why don’t we face the abyss? So we wouldn’t need parachute payments.
“If you watch a couple of seasons ago, Leeds United received around £ 4 million in cash for TV and Huddersfield who were in the Premier League, albeit briefly, receiving £ 100 million. How can it be right?
“For the benefit of the Premier League and league clubs, we need to get rid of the cliff edge. We need to narrow the gap between the two. “