‘I leave it for Mr Levy’ – Mourinho sidesteps press conference question

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho refused to get dragged into the controversy surrounding the proposal for a European Super League, during his pre-match press conference on Wednesday.

It was reported on Tuesday (Sky Sports News: 20/10/20 at 14:00), that Tottenham could be one of six clubs from the Premier League who could be set to join a new pan-European league, that would replace the Champions League.

Financiers are reportedly putting together a $6billion funding package to help create the new tournament, which could be set to begin as early as 2022.

Clubs from England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are said to be involved in the negotiations, with a formal announcement is expected as early as the end of this month.

The proposals have attracted widespread criticism from around the footballing world, with many seeing it as an attempt by the owners of top clubs to profit off smaller clubs’ misery.

When asked about the development, Mourinho insisted that he will leave Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to deal with the issue.

When asked what he thought about the idea of a European Super League, the Tottenham boss told Football.London: “I leave it for Mr Levy.

“In this moment I’m playing Europa League and that’s not the competition we want to be in but is the competition we fought a lot after the lockdown to be able to play.

“We already did a few miles to Macedonia and Bulgaria to be able to be in the group phase, and our focus now is the Europa League, competition where we are.”

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I understand why Mourinho cannot condemn the proposals as you can bet Daniel Levy will be working to ensure Spurs are part of any European Super League if the proposals come into fruition. Whether or not Jose and Levy are against such a league being formed, both will likely want Tottenham to be part of the competition if it is to become a reality.

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