European football chiefs clash over revamp of club competitions

The minds of the two of European soccers leading bodies clashed for the future of club contests on Tuesday within their philosophies.
Andreas Agnelli, the Juventus chairman and president of the European Clubs Association (ECA), re-iterated plans to revamp European club competition by introducing a third layer beneath the Europa League and encouraging a method of advertising through the pyramid, based exclusively upon operation in Europe, maybe not via nationally results.
His argument relies on the fact that Europes elite clubs may qualify whatever the system in place, whereas teams like Leicester and Celtic (two of those examples he mentioned ) would benefit from having the ability to grow and grow within European contest rather than risk missing due to domestic performance or needing to play with qualifiers annually because of a lower coefficient.
All changes are brought, I do not think that they will alter the involvement of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or PSG, explained Agnelli.
I think what is important is developing a system a team like Leicester, if they do neglect and enter the system they can develop with it rather than only relegated to domestic value, that is what we ought to be looking at.
What is happening today, unless you are a part of those 12 or 15 teams that participate practically every calendar year, participating in European competition isnt only winning the lottery, but is the new axis into a progressive system which allows you to grow and potentially turn your brand to a global brand.
But, Lars-Christer Olsson, chairman of the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (European Leagues) believes eligibility for European team competitions should be contingent upon national operation on a season-by-season foundation. The European Leagues do not think the ECAs proposal would work and would in effect promote aclosed league.
Meritocracy for me should be sporting success, which should be reflected at the international competitions according to recent achievement, said Olsson.
If we take the Premier League as an example and Leicester is a fantastic example, I think even Brighton ought to have the ability to win the Premier League and represent England in the Champions League for instance.
For me personally, its not an issue which Real Madrid is winning the Champions League three days in a row if they are good enough. Thats precisely what I am by meritocracy. Theyre developing their soccer so they could beat anyone else and if Real Madrid are the best team three years in a row, thats fine. But not if its based on each of of the names previously. It is what theyre delivering today which should find them be in competitions.
That is also what makes it interesting for the fans. It means that every domestic season is intriguing when it has to do with the eligibility for the global rankings. And in my estimation that should be groups from year to year, in an perfect situation. And that is the area where Leicester comes in, and where Brighton comes in as well.
The pair both spoke at Leaders.

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