MOURINHO, ARSENE WENGER WANT AWAY-GOAL RULE ABOLISHED

MOURINHO, ARSENE WENGER WANT AWAY-GOAL RULE ABOLISHED

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger known for their acrimonious relationship have at least found a common bond.

Both, like most other club managers across Europe, want the away-goal rule in European competitions abolished.

The away-goal rule has been in operation since 1965. The two popular coaches joined their colleagues at a meeting of the continent’s elite managers on Tuesday at Nyon, at the UEFA headquarters, and getting rid of that system was one of the key ideas discussed.

‘The coaches think that scoring goals away is not as difficult as it was in the past,’ said UEFA deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti after the meeting.

‘They think the rule should be reviewed and that’s what we will do.’

The current rule, which has been around since 1965, states that in the event of a tie, the team that scores more away goals is the winner.

 

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