UEFA has almost finalised its plans for the reform of the Champions’ League, according to Andrea Agnelli, the chairman of the European Clubs Association.
Agnelli, who is also the chairman of the Italian giants Juventus, revealed that the final sticking point was how the four extra spots in the competition from 2024 will be allocated.
‘I would truly hope everything would be done in the next couple of weeks,’ Agnelli told journalists today, following the 25th General Assembly of the ECA.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and Andrea Agnelli, chairman of the European Clubs Association, are key players in the reform of the Champions League
‘There are details that have to be addressed – one of them being access to the competition.
‘I would say in a couple of weeks it should be pretty much sorted.’
The issue of reform of the lucrative competition has been contentious, with the European Leagues, a representative body that includes the Premier League, outspoken in its concerns.
UEFA hopes to expand the competition from 32 to 36 teams and introduce a so-called Swiss model of competition. This would see clubs play against seeded opponents in the group phase before progressing to the knock out stages.
More to follow.
UEFA is committed to reforming the Champions League to create more matches and revenue
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