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Carlo Ancelotti backs new European Super League as Real Madrid lead the charge

Carlo Ancelotti backs new European Super League as Real Madrid lead the charge

The Real Madrid boss has shown his support for the plans.

Carlo Ancelotti has shown his support for the new European Super League, believing it will be a "positive thing for everyone".

On Thursday morning, the European Court of Justice ruled that UEFA and FIFA rules blocking the formation of the European Super League in 2021 were "unlawful".

Despite a major backlash from fans and clubs, A22 Sports Management, the company behind the new European Super League, unveiled their ambitious new format proposal.

Shortly after the release of the plans, a number of teams from Europe's top five leagues have already rejected the project, including Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid.

However, Real Madrid who were one of the 12 founding members of the competition back in 2021, have have maintained their support for the project, with Los Blancos president Florentino Perez a key figure in its creation.

Meanwhile, head coach Ancelotti has voiced his support for the breakaway league, insisting that ending a “monopoly” in football is for the best.

“I think it was an important decision for all the clubs,” the Italian said after his side’s La Liga win at Alaves on Thursday.

“I think that in the end, because there is no monopoly, it will be a positive.

“The international calendar can be improved, and I think it can be positive for everyone.”

When pushed on what he thinks of the Super League format, Ancelotti responded: “I have to look at the format but this (court) decision, as I said, it will be very good for football.”

Bernd Reichart, the CEO of A22 Sports Management, also explained the importance of such a competition.

"Our aim is clear: to work with clubs and other stakeholders to create the best competition - one loved by fans in Europe and around the world," he said.

"At the same time, we must create a more sustainable football ecosystem, including both the men’s and women’s game, to unleash the full potential of European club football."

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Topics: Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, Florentino Perez, Football, La Liga, European Super League, UEFA, FIFA