The Dutch football association are considering a Belgium Pro league style re-vamp for the Eredivisie. 

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eredThe policy makers at the KNVB are considering a restructure of the Eredivisie, based on the format used in Belgium for the Pro League.

The KNVB has added a new nationwide league, the Landelijke divisie, that will function as a go-between professional and amateur football with a system of promotion and relegation. Eighteen clubs, 14 Topklasse teams and four professional reserve teams, make up this new system that started this season, now their attentions have turned to the top two divisions.

Working on the premise of  “the stronger the opponent, the stronger you will become,” the KNVB have glanced towards the structure of the Belgium Pro League. The Pro League consists of 16 teams, the top six sides qualify for the championship play-off, places seven to fifteen qualify for the Europa league play off with the 16th team relegated.

The Dutch Football Association, along with technical directors and fan opinion, hope to announce the outcome of the investigation and put forward a new league structure next year according to reports in the Voetbal International.

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