Super League falls apart: Agnelli confirms new competition cannot go ahead after Premier League teams withdraw


Andrea Agnelli, who is also the current president of Juventus, no longer believes it is possible for the competition to come to fruition

Super League chairman Andrea Agnelli has admitted that the competition cannot go ahead after the withdrawal of all six Premier League clubs involved in the breakaway.

Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham have all pulled out of the plans for the new European tournament amid intense pressure from fans, players and pundits across the footballing community.

AC Milan, Inter, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are still on board as it stands, along with Juventus, but the Italian champions’ club president now expects the Super League to disband completely.

Pressed on whether the formation of the competition could still happen after the exits, Agnelli, who founded the breakaway proposal, told Reuters on Wednesday: “To be frank and honest no, evidently that is not the case.

“I remain convinced of the beauty of that project. But admittedly … I mean, I don’t think that that project is now still up and running.”

Agnelli was also asked if he has any regrets over the way the Super League formation was conducted, to which he responded: “If you tell me other methods for putting together such projects … if you were to ask the authorisation of others, I don’t think you would have carried out a project like this.

“The relations are there, I have seen relations changing in time, some people I am quite sure that people will be open and talk to each other.

“I don’t think our industry is a particularly sincere, trustworthy or reliable one in general.”


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