Rangers could be set to benefit from the UEFA announcement that the Champions League format is changing from the 2024/2025 season.
This comes at the time when talks of the European Super League are building up again, in a moment that could change the continental game for the foreseeable future.
The financial rewards of the Champions League are ludicrous, with qualification to the group stages next season reportedly worth £40m, it could be a mass windfall that will benefit the club for years to come.
UEFA Champions League format is changing from 2024 as Rangers eye up future windfall
The new Champions League format has its pros and cons that’s for sure. In Scottish eyes, the fact that there will be 36 qualifiers instead of 32 could be an advantage and offer more of a chance for automatic qualification.
The format will change from eight groups of four teams to one league table featuring all 36 teams.
Each team will play ten matches, five home and five away. This will mean teams playing against a wide variety of opposition, as the hopes are more high-profile matches will occur in the early stages.
It then becomes more complex, the top eight will qualify for the last 16, while the ninth and 24th placed teams will go into the playoff round.
The format will stay the same following on from the last 16 and this new format change may well benefit Rangers.
More games at the elite level obviously means more money. And with there being one big-league table, then the chances of progression have increased slightly.
This is still a few season away yet and there is no inclination that it could be good for the side but knowing that a financial windfall awaits whoever wins the Scottish Premiership this season, its fair to say it could be even bigger in a few seasons time.
Let’s just hope the European Super League doesn’t rear its head and its all just nonsensical talk.