Scrap Potential European Changes, Start Again, ECA Tells UEFA

                           Champions League

The European Leagues organisation has warned UEFA to scrap plans for European competitions reforms and start again “from scratch”.

The governing body and the European Club Association have drawn up plans to change the Champions League, introducing promotion and relegation and reducing the number of places available through domestic competition.

There are also proposals to play European matches on weekends and move domestic league matches to midweek.

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Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga has been a vocal critic of the plans, with Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga also rejecting them.

Now the organisation which represents 32 European leagues including the Scottish Premiership has told UEFA to go back to the drawing board.

“The European Leagues retain the strong opinion that the presented proposal for reforming the European Club Competitions benefits just a few rich and dominant clubs but damages the leagues and the great majority of clubs playing in the domestic competitions,” a statement reads.

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“The European Leagues are working on changes which contribute to the long-term sporting and financial sustainability of both European and domestic club competitions.

“In this, the Leagues believe that it is imperative for UEFA to start building the changes in the UEFA club competitions project from scratch. In this respect, UEFA must come to an agreement with the European Leagues and the other stakeholders to safeguard the interests of all professional football clubs in Europe.”

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