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European Super League Is Officially Over After English Clubs Pull Out

European Super League Is Officially Over After English Clubs Pull Out

Andrea Agnelli says the new competition can no longer progress.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

The European Super League founder and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has revealed that the proposed competition can no longer go ahead following the withdrawal of the six English clubs.

Agnelli conceded the breakaway league cannot progress without Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal.

Asked about the current state of the project amid the pull outs, he replied: "To be frank and honest, no, evidently that is not the case."

He added: "I remain convinced of the beauty of that project," before saying it would have created "the best competition in the world."

When asked if he had any regrets over the handling of the ESL, Agnelli said: "I don't think our industry is a particularly sincere, trustworthy or reliable one in general."

The six Premier League sides involved all confirmed their plans to withdraw from the controversial project last night.

The ESL reacted by releasing a statement, claiming UEFA "does not work."

Image: European Super League
Image: European Super League

The statement reads: "The European Super League is convinced that the current status quo of European football needs to change.

"We are proposing a new European competition because the existing system does not work.

"Our proposal is aimed at allowing the sport to evolve while generating resources and stability for the full football pyramid, including helping to overcome the financial difficulties experienced by the entire football community as a result of the pandemic.

"It would also provide materially enhanced solidarity payments to all football stakeholders.

"Despite the announced departure of the English clubs, forced to take such decisions due (to) the pressure out (put) on them, we are convinced our proposal is fully aligned with European law and regulations as was demonstrated today by a court decision to protect the Super League from third party actions.

"Given the current circumstances, we shall reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project, always having in mind our goals of offering fans the best experience possible while enhancing solidarity payments for the entire football community."

Featured Image Credit: European Super League

Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League