A22, organizers of the European Super League have announced a new format for the competition, which will replace the Champions League.
The Chief Executive, Bernd Reichart said that the competition will have no permanent members and will be based on sporting performance.
Reichart says the new ESL would contain 60 to 80 teams, each guaranteed a minimum of 14 matches per season and continue to play in their domestic leagues.
“The foundations of European football are in danger of collapsing,” Reichart told German newspaper Die Welt.
“It’s time for a change. It is the clubs that bear the entrepreneurial risk in football.
“But when important decisions are at stake, they are too often forced to sit idly by on the sidelines as the sporting and financial foundations crumble around them.”
In 2021, protests from football fans and stakeholders blocked a 12-club European Super League proposal.
The original plans for the ESL in 2021 contained 20 teams – 12 founding members and three unnamed clubs they expected to join later, plus five clubs who would have qualified annually based on their domestic achievements.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham backed out of the project within 48 hours following widespread condemnation.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, however, are still pushing for an ESL.