Bolton boss Allardyce: Platini a big threat to English football

Platini wants to reduce the number of places open to Premiership clubs from four to three for the Champions League.

He said: “In one way it is nice to see a football man in charge.

“But on the other hand if he wants to take a Champions League place away from us that is to the detriment of the Premiership.

“If he can get away with that it is going to bring a lot of heartache to our league. It would be a big blow.

“It gives us virtually no chance whatsoever of qualifying for the Champions League.

“Would we be any worse than the Hungarian champions or the Slovakian champions? I think not.”