UEFA today announced amendments to the UEFA club competitions for the 2018-21 cycle starting with the 2018/19 season (click here for details).
The UEFA proposal was unanimously endorsed by the ECA Executive Board and is in line with the principles that were put forward by ECA Members, namely:
- To increase sporting quality and competitive balance
- To maximise commercial success
- To keep both competitions open to all National Associations
- To maintain the UCL champions path
Commenting on the announcement, ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said:
"I welcome UEFA's decision, it reflects a serious and fair solution for European club football. I am particularly pleased with the fact that the European football community remains united moving forward."
The full details of the new concept will be presented to ECA Members on the occasion of the 17th ECA General Assembly on 5-6 September 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The General Assembly will be followed by a media conference on Tuesday, 6 September at 13h00. Media representatives wishing to attend the media conference are kindly requested to register via firstname.lastname@example.org.