Peterhead manager Jim McInally thinks attempts at league reconstruction for next season are doomed.
The 15-member SPFL taskforce to examine a possible shake-up of the league structure held its first meeting yesterday.
A suggestion put forward by many has been to have no relegation this term, with the second-placed sides in the Championship, League 1 and League 2 promoted along with Highland League champions Brora Rangers and Lowland League winners Kelty Hearts.
That would leave a 14-team Premiership with three divisions of 10 below – but McInally cannot see any proposal passing.
For any plan to pass it would require 75% approval in each of the four divisions, but if the financial distribution model was to be altered, 11 Premiership sides would need to vote in favour.
Scotland’s longest-serving manager McInally said: “Turkeys won’t vote for Christmas. I don’t see the Premiership going for reconstruction because it dilutes their money.
“For the teams always fighting relegation it increases their chances of getting relegated.
“The voting structures aren’t right – every club in the Championship, League 1 and League 2 could vote for a proposal and it could fail because two Premiership clubs vote against it.
“There’s conflicts of interest with Ann Budge chairing the panel (when reconstruction could save Hearts from relegation) and other members of the panel as well.”