Champions League reform, a ‘scandal’, says EPFL chief

By Daily Sports on September 23, 2016

Views: 1,401

Changes to the format of the Champions League are a “scandal” and could spark a revolt among small and mid-size leagues, the head of the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) said Thursday.

“Why is UEFA capitulating to the big clubs? It’s a scandal,” Lars-Christer Olsson, a Swede who heads the association of 25 European leagues, told the Swedish football league website.

The European governing body announced last month that England, Spain, Italy and Germany would each be guaranteed four berths for their clubs in the tournament between 2018 and 2021.

“This has gone far too quickly. UEFA has gone to bed with a limited number of clubs without taking into account the wishes and needs of the other clubs,” Olsson said.

He said European leagues could revolt against UEFA if the new reforms were not changed.

“We have a Memorandum of Understanding with UEFA. It could be torn up if the procedure is not revised, and then the conditions for European club competitions could be changed entirely. That’s something no one would benefit from.”

Olsson, who has been the head of EPFL since March, made his comments two days after UEFA’s new boss, Aleksander Ceferin of Slovakia, took up his position.

On Wednesday, Ceferin said there were “pluses and minuses” with the reform but vowed he would look into it.

“Everything can change,” he said. (NAN)

•Photo shows Aleksander Ceferin

 

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 23, 2016


 

You may also like...
Ahmed Musa opens multi-million Naira sports centre, bags...

Rafael Nadal fires dig at Barcelona defender Gerard...

Tyson Fury opponent for comeback revealed

Eagles held by NNL side Katsina United, Siasia...

Anichebe set for early Sunderland return

Ana Carrasco wins world title to create motorbike...

 

Latest News Manchester United Could Drop Out of ‘Big Six’ If Changes Don’t Come — Solskjaer Christian Chukwu Receives $50,000 Cheque From Otedola For Medical Treatment Atletico Edge Five-Goal Thriller to Delay Barca Celebrations Zidane Targeting La Liga Title Next Season Asisat Oshoala’s Brace Keeps Barcelona’s Liga Title Hopes Alive Edo Aiteo FA Cup: Grassroots Club BJ Foundation eliminate Dynamite Force; Victorious Club President Idahosa Sprays American Dollars in Celebration Dalung Inaugurates Edo 2020 Main Organising Committee Lewandowski Brace Wins Thrilling German Cup Semifinal for Bayern ATP Finals Moving From London to Turin from 2021 to 2025 Man City Return to Top With Derby Win over Man Utd Superb Wolves dent Arsenal’s Top-Four Hopes Breaking: Golden Eaglets lose to Guinea in penalty shoot-out

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (45,285 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (37,330 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,987 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (35,454 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (34,471 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (34,467 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (33,554 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (33,479 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (33,290 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (32,352 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (30,482 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (30,295 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (279) Basketball (158) Boxing (539) Columnists (423) Euro Soccer Update (4639) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (46) Golf (73) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (3) News (4874) NPL Glo Premier League (1004) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (535)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media