Soccer-Scottish leagues to combine after smaller clubs back plan (Reuters)

LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – Scottish soccer clubs will be reunited in a new professional league next season after smaller teams backed a plan designed to spread limited revenues more evenly. The agreement reverses a breakaway by top clubs to form the Scottish Premier League (SPL) 15 years ago and will allow more money to filter down to the second tier. Scottish Football League clubs approved the changes on Wednesday, marking the end of the road for a league body set up in 1890. The shake-up has already won the blessing of SPL teams. …

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