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UEFA chief Gaillard claims English fans "tired" of same Champions League reps

Uefa director of communications William Gaillard hopes the planned shake-up of the UEFA Champions League will see different English clubs qualify for the competition in the future.

Uefa want to give the final spot in the Champions League - which is currently awarded to the side that finishes fourth in the Premier League - to the winners of the FA Cup from 2009.

Gaillard has explained that the new system will see more English clubs guaranteed a place in the Champions League, and also an improved opportunity for clubs other than the big four to qualify.

"There will be three automatic qualifiers instead of two, the first three in the Premier League would get to the group stage of the Champions League without having to play a game," Gaillard told Sky Sports News.

"The fourth one would be the winner of the FA Cup and they would have to play two rounds of qualification against the 15 other winners of their own national cups.

"If you look at England, unfortunately we see practically always see the same four teams. There's nothing wrong with them but I think even in England people are getting a bit tired."

Should the FA Cup winners finish in the top three, Gaillard has confirmed the fourth-placed team in the Premier League would take the final Champions League spot, as is currently the case.

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