Premier League clubs that joined hands to create European Super League pulls out their names on Tuesday evening after seeing protests from fans and football authorities. Along with six Premier League clubs, Manchester City also withdraw its entry from European Super League.
The 2019 Premier League champions said, “Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally adopted the withdrawal process from the Group Development Plan for the European Super League.”
Earlier on Tuesday, a source close to Chelsea – one of the 12 founding members of the Super League – told CNN Sport that the club was preparing to seek its withdrawal from the European Super League. The source says that Chelsea’s management has spent the last two days discussing the situation with stakeholders, the community, and fans and has decided that Super League should not be sidelined if fans are not invested in the project. May and may not be included.
“Money has never been talked about,” CNN Sport said, adding that Chelsea’s intention to join the Super League is based on a desire to improve the game, a priority for club owner Roman Abramovich.
UEFA President Alexander Ceferin welcomed Manchester City’s return to the “family of European football”. “He has shown great intelligence in listening to many voices – especially his fans – who have explained the important benefits of the current system for European football as a whole; Ceferin said in a statement, the final of the World Champions League took place for the young coach’s first coaching session at a grassroots club.”
Manchester City and Chelsea’s intention to withdraw from Super League came amid several reports that 12 members of the separatist Super League are meeting to discuss the future of the competition.
On Sunday, six English clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur – have three teams from Italy – AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Juventus – and three from Spain – Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, and Real Madrid – a separatist. The plan was to form a super league.
“I think the project is dead today … and it’s going to be a complete nuisance,” former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon told CNN’s Richard Quest.
“I think it’s worth it because it was a project to kill football and right now we live in a lot of clubs that are struggling to survive due to economic problems in the epidemic, what football needs is unity, solidarity,” said Calderón.
According to the Premier League team, Manchester United executive vice president Ed Woodward will leave the club at the end of 2021. Woodward joined United in 2005 and became executive vice president in 2012.