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Ajax, PSV and Feyernoord have taken the unprecedented step of sharing their earnings from the Champions League and Europa League with the rest of the Eredivise, with the intention of improving the overall standard of Dutch football.
Both Ajax and PSV have qualified for this season's Champions League group stages, with the Amsterdam club recently pulling off an admirable 1-1 draw away at Bayern Munich, with the group phase alone said to be worth around £20 million to each side.
But now an historic agreement has been put in place which means all of the lucrative earnings won't just end up in the pockets of the biggest clubs.
The country's three biggest clubs have agreed to give 10% of their earnings to the rest of the league, as a way of ensuring Dutch football doesn't fall too far behind the rest of the continent.
The Dutch national side have failed to qualify for the last two international tournaments, with this agreement seen as a way of attempting to halt the decline.
Faith in humanity restored:- Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) October 9, 2018
Ajax, PSV & Feyenoord are going to give 10% of their @ChampionsLeague earnings to all Eredivisie Clubs in order improve the league.
With a huge factor being so that the smaller clubs can get real grass back into their stadiums... :clap: pic.twitter.com/VPy3lecOxj
A new Eredivisie structure is close to being approved. New proposal will make the league 16 clubs with end of season playoffs. PSV, Feyenoord and Ajax have agreed to distribute part of their earnings from Europe around all the clubs in order to get rid of artificial pitches (AD)- Dutch Football (@FootballOranje_) October 8, 2018
What do you think of the idea? Should clubs in Britain think about doing the same?
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