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Man Utd legend Edwin van der Sar wants 10 group matches in Champions League revamp

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Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has proposed a new format for the Champions League, implementing 36 teams and ten group stage matches.The Ajax chief, 50, is thought to be the man behind the new format that’s set to begin from 2024.The Champions League - widely considered the most prestigious competition in club football - currently has eight groups of four, each playing home and away to make for six matches before the knockout stage.But this new format, thought to commence in three years' time, will see that teams will play ten matches against different sides - and five games will be contested at home and also five away.Progression is determined on where each team sit in the table: the top eight going through automatically,.

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