Newcastle are likely to make less than half of Man City’s Champions League money as they have NO ranking points
NEWCASTLE’s Champions League pot of gold is expected to be less than HALF the Prem’s other three contenders.
Eddie Howe’s men have secured the club a place in the European elite for the first time since the 2002/03 season under Bobby Robson.
But a whole decade without EM football will hurt them when Uefa pays out the Champions League money in September.
While Manchester City are paid at least £58.06m before they even kick a ball, Newcastle could start on just £21.5m, less than half the likely fees paid by both Arsenal and Manchester United need a point from their last two games to secure a place in the top four.
That’s because the toon gets a tiny share of the controversial “decade-old historical coefficient pot.”
The £522m pot will be split on a sliding scale, with top qualifiers Real Madrid getting £31.65m and City, fourth in the rankings, getting £28.67m.
But Newcastle have NO ranking points due to their long European exile.
Instead, they are awarded one-fifth of the English coefficient of 37.635 – just 7.527 ranking points.
That almost certainly means Newcastle will be the bottom-placed qualifier, taking just £989,000 from this pot. Manchester United will get £24.72m and Arsenal £21.75m.
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The total Champions League prize fund of £1.77 billion per season is split into three parts: historical rankings, performance-based performance pay and TV ‘market pool’ for each country.
All four England sides will receive the same qualifying payment of £13.6million.
But with the Toons more likely to finish fourth – Manchester United are third tomorrow with a win over Chelsea – they will get a smaller share of the TV pool.
BT’s mega deal, which will continue under the new label TNT Sports, means the £57.6million English pot is the biggest in Europe.
The first-half payout is based on Prem placements, with champions City receiving 40 per cent (£11.52m) and fourth-placed team just a tenth (£2.88m).
Erik ten Hags United will get a fraction MORE than Arsenal – £48.11m – as a result of that extra coefficient payment if they finish third.
But even third place would only net Newcastle £24.38m overall.