For all their differences of opinion regarding a revamped Champions League in 2024, all parties can agree that making more money is the inevitable way forward.
UEFA general secretary Theodore Theodoridis, speaking Wednesday during an online European Leagues meeting, said there would be a “significant increase” in broadcast revenue when the new format comes into effect.
“No matter what, we are expecting a significant increase (in revenue),” Theodoridis said.
Theodoridis said UEFA planned to review the entire model for “solidarity” payments from 2024 and hoped to send more to clubs outside the wealthiest countries.
UEFA supports a plan to create a 36-team single-standings league, adding in four more clubs from the current format.
That proposal, which is also backed by the influential European Club Association, calls for each team to play 10 matches in the first round, in turn…