Big Changes Expected to Pass in Tomorrow’s SuperLeague Meeting
Two big changes are expected to pass in tomorrow’s Superleague Board of Directors meeting, including the reduction of teams in the Superleague from 16 to 14 and the format of the playoffs.
Tomorrow could be a historic day for the Greek SuperLeague as big changes in regards to league’s format are expected to pass in the Board of Directors meeting. Although the changes will be historic, another historic detail is that Greece’s Big-4, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, AEK, and PAOK, have miraculously decided to agree on the changes which will hopefully improve the quality and interest in Greek Football.
The two proposed changes are expected to pass as a majority of the clubs in the SuperLeague agree to the changes. They include:
- The number of teams in the Greek SuperLeague will be reduced from 16 to 14.
- The SuperLeague champion will be decided via the playoffs, rather than the regular season, as well as the relegation teams via a playout system. The postseason will be separated into two groups, the playoffs and the playouts. The playoffs will consist of the top six teams in the regular season and will decide the SuperLeague champion and European places. The playouts will consist of the teams ranked 7th-14th in the regular season and will decide which teams will be relegated. The teams’ points from the regular season will carry over to the playoffs and the playouts.
If these changes do pass in tomorrow’s meeting, they will be implemented starting the 2018 season.