Ceferin wants to work with clubs to ensure ‘fairer’ Champions League
President Aleksander Ceferin of the European football association UEFA has in the presence of all the big clubs once again stressed that he is the difference between ‘rich and poor’ aims to reduce. The Slovenian hopes, as also to a fairer distribution of Champions League.
“Let’s be honest with each other: the biggest challenge in football in the coming years is the sporting balance”, says Ceferin in a speech at the meeting of the ECA, the association of European clubs.
“How can we be the football in Europe continue to develop and avoid the gaping hole between the most powerful clubs and the rest growing? That is the main question. I am a pragmatist; I am open to any suggestion that may be good for European football.”
The 49-year-old Ceferin, who last year september Michael van Praag defeated in the battle for the presidency of UEFA, the narrowing of the gap between rich and poor clubs a priority called since taking office.
Ceferin said the last few months with the ECA on measures as a salarisplafond, limiting the size of selections, and the reform of the transfer system. “If that’s the direction that we should, then we do that”, said the UEFA president in his speech.
UEFA thinks measures gap between ‘rich and poor’ to reduce
The Slovenian advocate for the introduction of reforms, however, for a large part dependent on the willingness of the nine superclubs Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.
They threatened last year to get out of the Champions League in order to get their own ‘Super League’ to start. UEFA then decided to take the big countries an extra Champions League participant from the season 2018/2019. This is at the expense of the small countries like the Netherlands.
The ECA is currently meeting in Geneva. Tuesday, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli chosen as the successor of chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The president of Bayern Munich, president of the ECA since its founding in 2008, decided last month that he will not be seeking re-election would allow.