Over a year ago, Tottenham Hotspur and the other Premier League clubs attempted to be part of the European Super League to allow them to reap the financial benefits of international competition without earning it through play on the pitch.
However, that plan didn’t last long as all the top six bolted. Still, now West Ham United boss David Moyes is accusing these same teams of trying to pull a similar stunt that would allow them to qualify for the UEFA Champions League without finishing in the top four.
The proposals for the 2024-25 Champions League make it easier for the top six to even if they finished fifth or won the FA Cup. This submission isn’t sitting well with Moyes.
“I don’t think it sits correctly with anyone who is a football supporter,” Moyes said, per The Daily Mail. “I don’t see where there are many people who could speak positively about this being a good process.
“I’m guessing behind it is that this is some way to keep them from going into any other leagues. But it seems unfair. We want to try to mix it with the big boys when we get the chance.”
Moyes stated that the Big Six get security with this reform in the Champions League as it allows them to stop them from falling any further should they hit a rough patch and fail to be competitive.
“We are united in opposition to proposals to reform the Champions League that are a back door attempt at a return to the discredited idea of a European Super League,” Moyes said.
“These proposals will only widen the gap between rich clubs and the rest, at the same time wrecking domestic league calendars, with the expectation that fans sacrifice yet more time and money attending meaningless group games.”