Newcastle set to earn less than half Man City’s Champions League money as they have NO ranking points
NEWCASTLE’S Champions League pot of gold is set to be less than HALF of the Prem’s other three contenders.
Eddie Howe’s men have earned the club a place back in the European elite for the first time since the 2002-03 season under Bobby Robson.
ReutersNewcastle will receive less than half of the other Prem clubs that have qualified for the Champions League[/caption]
PAPep Guardiola’s Man City will collect at least £58.06million[/caption]
But a full decade without any Euro football will hurt them when Uefa dole out the Champions League cash in September.
While Manchester City are assured of a minimum £58.06million before they even kick a ball, Newcastle may start with just £21.5m, less than half the likely fees paid to both Arsenal and Manchester United, who need one point from their final two games to book a top-four spot.
That is due to the Toon taking a tiny share of the controversial “ten-year historical coefficient pot”.
The £522m pot is divided on a sliding scale, with top-rated qualifiers Real Madrid taking £31.65m and City, fourth in the rankings, earning £28.67m.
But Newcastle, due to their long European exile, have NO ranking points.
Instead, they will be assigned one fifth of the English coefficient of 37.635 — just 7.527 ranking points.
That almost certainly means Newcastle will be the lowest-ranked qualifiers and take just £989,000 from that pot. Manchester United will pick up £24.72m and Arsenal £21.75m.
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The total Champions League prize fund of £1.77billion per season is split into three portions — historical rankings, performance-related merit payments, and TV “market pool” for each country.
All four English sides earn the same £13.6m qualification payment.
But with the Toon looking more likely to finish fourth — Manchester United will go third with a win over Chelsea tomorrow — they will get a smaller cut of the TV pool.
BT’s mega-deal, which continues under the new TNT Sports label, means the English pot of £57.6m is the biggest in Europe.
The first half is paid out according to the Prem positions, with champs City taking 40 per cent — £11.52m — and the fourth-placed team just a tenth, or £2.88m.
Erik ten Hag’s United, if they finish third, will get a fraction MORE than Arsenal — £48.11m — because of that extra coefficient payment.
But even finishing third would only bag Newcastle a total of £24.38m.