Football Insider have revealed that the organisers of the European Super League are continuing to push ahead with their ambitious project despite the ruling by the European Court of Justice last month.
Tottenham, as well as the five other ‘big six’ clubs in the Premier League, were among the 12 teams across Europe who signed up for the Super League. While nine of those clubs have subsequently pulled out, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus continue to back the breakaway competition.
The new chief executive of the European Super League, Bernd Reichart told the Financial Times (via Football.London) back in September that he plans on having a dialogue with all the stakeholders to launch a new proposal for the competition.
Football Insider now state that when the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in December that UEFA and FIFA are entitled to punish clubs that join breakaway competitions, some expected the organisers of the ESL to back off.
However, it is explained that A22 Sports Management, the firm established to supervise the relaunch of the Super League, are showing no signs of halting their aggressive PR campaign.
The report states that A22 are now set to stage a conference in Brussels on 13 January, with an abundance of pro-Super League luminaries expected to speak at the event, including former Belgian deputy prime minister Melchior Wathelet.
Spurs Web Opinion
The Super League project cannot take off without the support of the Premier League clubs, and I cannot see any of the ‘big six’ making the same mistake of signing on for the competition, following the backlash that ensued two years ago.
I also do not think English clubs are as incentivised to join the competition as Italian and Spanish clubs as Premier League clubs have not been as affected by the economic downturn as clubs across the continent have been.
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