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Super League-style plans would impact domestic leagues – Giorgio Marchetti

UEFA has admitted its own plans for a Super League-style competition would have killed interest in domestic leagues.

In 2019 European football’s governing body gave serious consideration to a new club format involving promotion and relegation, where qualification for the following season would be determined by continental performance for some.

The proposal bore some similarities to the latest version of the 64-team European Super League presented by its promoter A22 in December. Under A22’s current proposal, only 20 places based on domestic performance would be available each season – and even then into the lowest of the three ESL divisions.

Our proposed new men’s ESL competition is a league structure based on a true pan-European pyramid: It will consist o

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