European Super League Revamped – What Are The Changes?Griffochaz
Despite widespread protests shutting down the European Super League in 2021, the controversial competition is back in a whole new way.
A22 Sports Management, a company created by Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, are behind the altered European Super League project and the chief executive Bernd Reichart says the league will be an open competition.
The proposal is for the new ESL to contain 60-80 teams with each guaranteed to play a minimum of 14 games across the season while clubs still compete in their respective native leagues.
Previous ESL plans were designed for a closed competition for 12 clubs, a project backed by A22 Sports Management, before protests from around the world shut the idea down.
“The foundations of European Football are in danger of collapsing” said Reichart.
“It’s time for a change. It is the clubs that bear the entrepreneurial risk to football.
“But when important decisions are at stake, they are too often forced to sit idly on the sidelines as the sporting and financial foundations crumble around them.”
The league would be based on sporting performance only with no permanent members.
This is a change from previous plans that locked the ESL with no promotion or relegation.
However, promotion and relegation will only be a part of the lowest of the three leagues the ESL is offering resulting in only three teams from Europe being promoted into the lowest tier of the system every season.
The ESL’s proposal would be considered as a replacement for the Champions League that goes up to 108 competing teams in 2024.
Organisers state that teams won’t play more matches than usual as the potential 13 UCL games would be replaced with the minimum 14 of the ESL.
In December, UEFA and FIFA recieved great backing in their opposed bid against the ESL.
Premier League clubs are far better off financial than teams in Spain and Italy who are struggling since the pandemic.
Manchester United are yet to comment on these developing plans.
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