Premier League face having Champions League automatic spots cut to 3

Premier League face having Champions League automatic spots cut to 3

- Premier League's Champions League automatic spots could be reduced to three places

- This means teams like Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea will have to struggle this term

- European Club Association are planning to revamp the Champions League

English Premier League are now reportedly facing the possibility of having just three Champions League automatic spots.

And should this new rule be implemented, then Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal could be affected based on the fact that these teams do struggle to make the top three.

Last season, Arsenal and Manchester United failed to even finish among the top four in the Premier League and they are now playing in the Europa this term.

There have been news that the European Club Association are planning to revamp the Champions League with Juventus president and ECA chief Andrea Agnelli leading the process.

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But the idea of having Champions League automatic spots cut to three has been opposed by Premier League, Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga.

According to the latest report on UK Sun, Lars-Christer Olsson who is the head of European League Umbrella group is now pushing for the process to be stamped.

“Giving four fixed positions to top associations should be questioned because that closes the opportunities for others.

“It would be better to have three fixed places for the highest-ranked countries with the fourth having to qualify through a play-offs,'' Olsson explained according to the report on UK Sun.

Going by their performance so far this season, Liverpool and Manchester City could finish first and second on the final standings which means Manchester United, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal will have to fight for third place as the fourth position will go for play offs.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan made it clear that he does not believe that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can operate at the required level that is expected from a Man United coach.

Last year when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Mourinho at Old Trafford, he started well, as he went some games unbeaten but United ended up without a trophy.

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Source: Legit.ng

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