The Athletic have revealed that the new format of the Champions League, which is set to be introduced from the 2024/25 season, could benefit the likes of Tottenham by allowing more than four Premier League teams to qualify for the competition.
As per the proposal, UEFA are expected to increase the number of sides competing in the tournament from 32 to 36.
The 36 clubs who qualify for the tournament will compete in a so-called ‘Swiss model’ which involves every team playing in a single league instead of standard groups of four.
Each club that qualifies for the Champions League will be guaranteed at least 10 games, instead of the six that they are guaranteed at the moment.
The report explains that two of the four new spots will be awarded to teams with the best historical performance in the competition who finish outside the Champions League qualification spot in their domestic leagues.
This would be deduced based on the co-efficient points accumulated by teams as a result of their performances over the previous five seasons.
This could mean that the two extra spots could both go to Premier League teams who finish outside the top four if they have a high co-efficient.
Spurs Web Opinion
If this rule was in place for next season, Spurs would be guaranteed to be in the Champions League, given that we reached the final three years ago.
The fact that each team will be guaranteed ten matches would make Champions League qualification even more financially lucrative for clubs around Europe.
Given the impending rule change, it is pivotal that Spurs get back into the Champions League over the next two years so that they can build up their co-efficient.
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