After a defeat of Everton 2-1, West Ham boss David Moyes slammed the latest Champions League reform proposals. He wanted to make West Ham a Premier League contender.
The Champions League currently has 32 teams. However, reports suggest that UEFA may expand to 34 teams by 2024.
Two additional places would be given to teams with the highest coefficient scores. The FA Cup winner could also qualify. Moyes opposes this.
According to the Hammers boss, relying on league positions is the best way to qualify for Europe.
Moyes stated, “We talk about football as inclusive and that means giving every team an equal chance of qualifying for the tournament.”
“If smaller teams win, we expect the same treatment. Perhaps I would want to be treated the same way if I were a manager of the top six regulars. It’s not the right proposition, and it should be determined by results.
West Ham moved up to the sixth spot in the Premier League, allowing them to once again qualify for the UEFA Europa League. They could even qualify for the Champions League as they are only three points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who is fourth.
Moyes was pleased with Everton’s victory but told reporters that sometimes the situation could be more complicated, but at this stage in the season, he would be content with getting points.
“Getting back in the European ranks shows that we’ve had an excellent season. We have to continue it.”