Between the recent reforms of the Champions League and the Superleague project which resurfaces regularly, the future of European football is cause for concern. In any case, at the level of sporting equity. On Monday, as UEFA representatives attended a meeting of the board of directors of the European Club Association (ECA), The Athletic informs that the European body is in the process of concluding an agreement with certain major European clubs to guarantee them places in the Champions League, regardless of their classification at the end of the season.
Indeed, the main European clubs and UEFA are on the verge of finding a way to allow two teams to compete in the C1 which would not qualify via their leagues, but which have a good European history. If the agreement had been reached this year, Manchester United, AS Roma – see Olympique Lyonnais – would therefore have been able to participate in the C1 from a ranking based on performance in UEFA competitions during of the previous five seasons.
The reform of the Champions League worries
A reform which is obviously criticized by the unions and the national leagues, since the importance of the National Championships would be diminished, while the Superleague project had however been criticized for a long time for this reason. “We have to explain things better to the fans. The proposed format is a little more complex than the current model, but it will be more competitive and exciting, and I think it will be good for the competitive balance. It’s a league system which, in my opinion, is much more interesting than the current system.yet justified the president of UEFA, Aleksander Čeferin.
It remains to be seen what this new reform of the Champions League will have in store, which ensures that it wants better competitiveness. always according to The Athletic, Ceferin would like to be able to announce soon that an agreement for this new format of the Champions League has been finalized this Wednesday. As a reminder, this would nevertheless allow Ligue 1 to have four qualifying places for the new C1 with 36 teams.