'Massive' - Exclusive: Danny Mills reacts as Celtic may land sensational windfall
Danny Mills claimed a one-off European qualification fixture would be like a cup final for Celtic and urged all teams to welcome change next season.
The former Leeds and Manchester City right-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted the best approach to take was to finish the current season and then adapt next.
As reported by Football Insider, UEFA are considering scrapping two-legged, home and away qualification ties in favour of a one-off, winner-takes-all fixture at a neutral stadium that would place Celtic 90 minutes from a potential £30million-plus windfall.
The governing body is proposing such a change to help Europe’s elite competitions, the Champions League and Europa League, function in what promises to be a shortened period.
There are still a number of leagues across Europe that intend to complete their remaining fixtures but have yet to restart amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
When asked by Football Insider how big a disadvantage it would be for the Hoops to play at a neutral venue, Mills said: “Playing at a neutral venue, it would become a cup final.
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“It is the same for both sides. Yes, Celtic’s home advantage is massive but equally, you do not have to play away in Europe.
“Everyone has got to be adaptable and changeable in this situation. People will have to deal with it.
“First and foremost finish this season, no matter what. Adapt and change next season because then everyone starts with the same rules. That is the best way to go about it.
“If you only play one game next year, you only play one game. At least you are not changing the rules halfway through a season.”
The qualifying fixtures would likely take place in September or early October, rather than in July and early August as of previous years.
The Bhoys last qualification for the Champions League group stages, the 2017/18 season, earned the club a handsome £32million windfall.
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