The advantage of having an away goal in UEFA competitions might no longer in obtainable in the expected 2018/2019 season.
This is after Europe’s top managers protested against the away goal rule which has existed for over 50 years.
The away goal rule gives advantage to the away teams who score at their visitors’ home. An away goal could be counted as two goals for the away team.
Managers who are insistent on the removal of the rule include, Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, Arsenal’s Unai Emery, Napoli’s Carlo Ancelotti and PSG boss, Thomas Tuchel,
In addition, new Real Madrid manager, Julen Lopetegui, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri and Emery’s Arsenal predecessor, Arsene Wenger were also in attendance.
According to the coaches who converged at the annual gathering of top coaches in Switzerland, football has changed from what it was when it was first introduced in the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965.
The argued that scoring an away goal is now easier than what was obtainable then, stressing that rule be reviewed.
The coaches who are either playing in the Champions League or the Europa League, will hope that the stand of the coaches are implemented from the 2018/2019 season.