NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has included promotion and relegation, plus places for more teams, in its future vision for the Champions League and other club competitions.
European Leagues president Lars-Christer Olsson says UEFA leaders proposed the ideas in a meeting Wednesday. It was part of year-long talks about changing formats and prize money distribution models that would take effect in 2024.
The leagues are competing for influence with the European Club Association, whose ideas are reflected in UEFA’s proposal.
Olsson says “there are ideas about promotion and relegation in the system” while “there would be more clubs involved” overall in three UEFA club competitions.
He declined to give more details before UEFA updates its 55 member federations on May 17 in Budapest, Hungary.
UEFA should announce the changes next year.