The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) are preparing to roll out a third European club competition starting from the 2021/22 season, pending approval from the executive committee.
This was confirmed through a UEFA competitions committee executive Andrea Agnelli while speaking at the general assembly of the European Clubs Association in Croatia on Tuesday.
Agnelli, who is also the European Club Association (ECA) chairman, said the “the green light has been given” but rescinded from giving more details on how the tournament would be pan out.
“The current model needs modernising,” the 42-year-old said.
“A detailed assessment of the existing international match calendar is required prior to presenting a new model post-2024.”
Agnelli also stated that the third competition would increase the number of clubs involved in European football from 80 to 96. At the moment, the 32 clubs that compete in the Champions League and the 48 in the Europa League are the sides that play European football in a season.