Premier League clubs have agreed to work with a commission set up by the Football Association to improve the development of players available to England.
The backing was secured at Thursday's meeting of Premier League shareholders in London, which was attended by Greg Dyke after the FA chairman claimed in his opening speech in the role last week that "English football is a tanker that needs turning".
Dyke had also noted that there was a "frightening trend" in the gradual decrease of English players in the Premier League and a recent Guardian study showed the proportion of English players in top-flight starting XIs has sunk to an all-time low of just over a third.
Despite antagonism between the FA and the Premier League since the division's inception in 1992, all 20 club chairmen and the league's board agreed to work with the FA to "contribute their expertise, knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges in regard to producing England-qualified talent".
A statement read: "The Premier League clubs today met and affirmed their commitment to engaging in a collaborative and co-operative manner with the debate and process outlined by the FA chairman in his recent speech. The structure of this engagement will be defined between the Premier League and the FA as more detail about the process envisaged by the FA chairman is established."
Less than 10% of the £630m spent on new signings during the summer transfer window went on English players and Dyke has invited the Football League, Professional Footballers' Association and League Managers Association as well to join the commission, which could be established this month.
Dyke, who has also set England the target of winning the 2022 World Cup, welcomed the Premier League's decision to support his plans. He said: "I am pleased that the Premier League clubs, board and executive all want to contribute to the commission I am setting up. There is a great deal of knowledge there and I am sure we will be able to find some very concrete ways of improving the pool of talent available to England managers.
"We already know there is a lot of good work going on but I suspect there is more to be done. The FA's investment in and commitment to coaching is exemplified by St George's Park. The Premier League's focus on youth development through the Elite Player Performance Plan promises much."
The new Premier League chairman, Anthony Fry, a friend of Dyke's, said: "There is no doubt around the Premier League table as to the benefits of a national set-up that is thriving and performing well. That is why the Premier League clubs, board and executive all signed up to contributing to the process of debate initiated by Greg."