The European Super League clubs are plotting new ‘reforms’ as the controversial competition looks set to be revived.
Football was rocked in April following an announcement from leading clubs in England, Italy and Spain regarding a breakaway competition, with each of the Premier League‘s ‘big six’ involved in proposals for a closed-shop competition that would threaten the existence of the Champions League.
The plans were greeted with widespread condemnation and the majority of the sides hastily withdrew their participation, though Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have continued to pursue the plans and are planning a new proposal with several ‘major’ reforms in a bid to gain popularity.
Wirtschaftswoche, as per the Mirror, are reporting that the revised plans would remove the highly controversial ‘guaranteed entry’ for Europe’s most profitable clubs and would include a 20-team top division as well as a 20-team second tier.
Teams would secure qualification through domestic leagues, whilst there would also be entry for clubs across Europe and a reduction in the number of games played from the initial proposals.
It adds that the Super League planners are also preparing sweeteners for supporters, including financial aid to fans travelling to away fixtures in the competition.
It also says that 70% of the ticket allocation at the final will go straight to the fans, while the ticket prices will by ‘limited’ – two aspects that UEFA have been heavily criticised over for a number of years.
The report adds that the Super League aims to ‘break the supremacy of UEFA’, and plans could be ramped up upon the ruling of a Court Case in Luxembourg – which is due next summer – that is challenging the governing body’s status as the regulator and sole host of football competitions in Europe.