Rangers could be set to pocket at least £30million per season in Champions League income if Uefa scraps plans to introduce a coefficient system.
That is according to finance expert and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after The Times reported the latest twist in Uefa’s plans to reform their flagship competition.
The coefficient system would allocate Champions League places based on historic performance, potentially depriving teams like Rangers of a place in the competition.
But the Times claims that this feature of the reforms is being met with resistance from within the European Club Association.
It is reported that there is a “growing feeling” that places should be allocated to teams for winning their leagues rather than on previous success.
Maguire claims this would be “huge” for Rangers who might have missed out on millions in revenue under the previous plans.
“That would be huge for Rangers,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“They don’t need an incentive to try and win the Premiership given the antipathy between themselves and Celtic.
“But the knowledge of those guaranteed rewards would certainly allow both clubs potentially to invest much more in their squads.
“You normally get around £30m for getting into the group stages of the Champions League, and that’s a minimum.
“If they can have that guaranteed under the new Uefa plans, that can only be a good thing in terms of their financial planning and things of that nature.”
The Sun recently reported that talks had been held over Rangers and Celtic joining the English football pyramid as a direct result of the ESL fiasco.