The Europa League winners will qualify for the Champions League from the 2015/16 season, UEFA have confirmed.
UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino announced the rule change which aims to make the second-tier European tournament more attractive to clubs.
Infantino did not confirm the full details, but it is understood that Europa League winners and Champions League winners will no longer take a place from the domestic leagues if they finish outside of the Champions League qualifying spots.
Hopefully by 2015/16 we’ll qualify directly to the Champions League rather than rely on the hope of winning the Europa League!
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