The Premier league, and 34 other European leagues have Thursday ruled against a transformation plan for the European club competitions. The UEFA wants from 2024 under a promotion/degradatiesysteem enter in the Champions League.
“All the national leagues reject the current proposal for reform of the European tournaments”, says European Leagues Thursday in a statement. The organization represents the interests of 35 competitions in various countries, including the Premier league, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.
“The proposed reform will benefit only a few wealthy and dominant clubs”, says European Leagues. “It harms the national leagues and the clubs that play in this.”
Wednesday, spoke to the clubs in the Bundesliga are all out against the plan. “We must never allow that the attractiveness of the traditional national leagues have been affected”, said managing director Christian Seifert from the Deutsche Foosball League.
Bundesliga find plans for European football ‘unacceptable’
Only four clubs from national league to CL in UEFA plan
The UEFA and the ECA, the European clubs represent, want that 24 of the 32 clubs from the season 2024/2025 not need to qualify for the Champions League through the domestic competitions.
According to the plans, only four Champions League tickets from 2024 through to the national competitions to be divided. The organization also wants a promotion/degradatieregeling between the Champions League and the Europa League.
According to Dariusz Mioduski, vice-president of the ECA, the proposal is meant for dominance in the European tournaments for clubs from the five major countries to limit.