I know this is quite old news, but I actually couldn't find the newest article in which UEFA members consider the possibility of having the Europa League winners to qualify automatically to the Champions League as an incentive for the big clubs.
Anyway, the possibility is being considered as we speak. What are your thoughts?A majority of leading clubs want to see the Europa League winners or finalists qualify for the Champions League.
A survey carried out by the European Clubs Association (ECA), which represents 207 of the top clubs in Europe, showed most were satisfied with the current structure of the tournaments but 61% would welcome the extra incentive for the Europa League.
UEFA president Michel Platini has stated that all proposals will be considered, with any changes starting in 2015.
The ECA said 87 member clubs from 36 countries responded to the survey, and that:
:: 75% expressed "satisfaction" or "extreme satisfaction" with the current structure and format of UEFA's club competitions
:: 92% believe the Champions League and the Europa League should continue to exist in parallel
:: 61% would welcome offering the Europa League winner and/or finalists qualifying directly for the Champions League group stage the following season.