A major shake-up to the Champions League could see the competition expanded to 48 teams, in a move which could positively impact Rangers.

The Ibrox club has not played in the competition for almost nine years, but should we win 55 this year, we’ll get the chance next year.

Things have certainly changed a bit since then. The competition is now much harder for teams outside of the “top 5 leagues” to qualify. Proposals were also set to make it even harder.

Rangers last played in the Champions League back in 2010. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

But these new proposed arrangements should make it much easier for the Scottish champions to make it into competition’s group stages.

According to the Times, the new proposals would increase the competition to 40 or 48 sides. This is reportedly being put forward by Juventus Andrea Agnelli, the Juventus and European Club Association (ECA) chairman.

 

It also said to be supported by the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona. This would allow clubs from around Europe the chance to be a part of the continent’s elite footballing competition.

Of course, Rangers harbour hopes and ambitions of making it into the Champions League in the not so distant future.

Being an ECA member, the Ibrox club will surely be supporting any method which makes that easier. We just need to snatch the league title back from Celtic first.

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