Tottenham boss AVB: Europa League winner should qualify for Champions League
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas feels winning the Europa League should give them qualification for the Champions League.
Given that the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Ajax dropped into the competition last season, Villas-Boas has a point when he says the Europa League is an extremely tough competition to win.
And he feels the winner could therefore be entitled to a bigger prize - such as direct qualification into the Champions League the following season.
"That idea was raised on the Elite Club Coaches Forum last year and it could certainly be the case," Villas-Boas said.
"It's an extremely important competition after the disappearance of the Cup Winners' Cup and it should be treated with respect.
"It's full of history and different winners. It does not generate financial advantages for the clubs in it but it generates emotions when you win it. It's about emotion and the fans and they would be extremely happy if that happens."