Celtic have joined forces with two massive European teams to change the Champions League.

Ajax, Copenhagen and The Bhoys are looking at different ways the competition can incorporate clubs.

All three are needing to play gruelling qualifiers despite their history in the competition.

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Now, all three are asking UEFA to have them qualify based on historical merit.

Celtic drawing Champions League plans

The Hoops and allies have taken three years of hard work to create their proposals.

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Celtic are planning on a new Champions League. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

The trio want qualification to be based on each club’s performances in the Champions League over 10 years.

At the moment, clubs are on national merit which is harder for some teams.

Celtic are consistently leading the charge for Scotland in Europe.

The same applies to Ajax and Copenhagen in their respective countries.

 

All three are being punished for others’ failures, making it harder to get into the group stages.

In terms of other teams, the trio’s plans will only see 20 places permanently available for the group stage.

Deco faces Celtic manager Neil Lennon in the Champions League. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Runners up and other non winners’ spots are also at risk with these plans.

The push for a real Champions League to live up to its name is getting closer.

However, there are always going to be worries that a European Super League will kill the Champions League.

Latest qualifiers showing up Celtic

Despite the latest proposals from Celtic, they aren’t helping themselves on the pitch.

Two qualifying rounds in a row are showing perhaps The Bhoys should be playing football.

Cluj celebrating Celtic win last Tuesday. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The argument is stronger from when the Celts were blowing teams away and getting to the groups. Unfortunately, the latest defeat to Cluj is proving that Celtic’s stature is possibly decreasing.

Celtic’s argument will gain some weight if European performances improve. Until then, keeping on the coat tails of Ajax is probably the club’s best thing to do to further their ideas.

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