Radical talks on the Champions League that would hurt Celtic have been postponed.
Some teams have set out plans that would see 24 of the 32 teams in the competition remain the next year. Representatives were set to meet UEFA President Aleksandr Ceferin next month.
Fortunately, the talks aren’t going ahead which could add to the worries on the future.
Celtic play part in Champions League talks
The Bhoys are reeling from the current set-up for the premier football competition.
Scottish champions are to play four qualifiers to reach the group stages.
On Tuesday, Celtic fell at the third hurdle to Romanian league winners, Cluj. Excuses can be brandished about, but the current set-up beginning at the start of July doesn’t help either.
Unfortunately, there are clubs in Europe pushing for an even harder Champions League.
The proposition is having the 24 teams from the previous year automatically in the competition next year. This means there are only eight other places available for qualification.
A meeting with the President is not going ahead as the clubs cannot agree on the overhaul.
The idea is looking at a start in 2024 meaning there isn’t long to go.
Another proposition is a three tier European competition with promotion and relegation.
Celtic’s possible route to the top of the tree is under threat.
Clubs must try to defend their rights to Champions League
Other European giants such as Ajax are also arguing against the proposal.
Representatives believe they shouldn’t face these qualifiers and neither should Celtic.
Celtic are also needing to be more vocal on the issue and continue their opposition.
Peter Lawwell is a significant figure in European Club Association and can fight Celtic’s side.
The three tier structure is a damage to Scottish and European football. There are many other ways in which European football can continue to improve.
Any three tier structure which makes it harder to reach the top should be opposed.