The European Super League is a new midweek competition with teams continuing to compete in their respective national leagues. The 12 founding clubs of the ESL agreed to join and have resigned from the European Club Association (ECA), which is surprising given that Agnelli was the ECA’s President.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham have agreed to join a breakaway European Super League. The Super League has been confirmed by 12 European clubs, including three Italian clubs, and it could begin as early as August 2021, according to Sky Sport Italia.
The six Premier League clubs will be joined by AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, and Real Madrid. Three more clubs could join for the inaugural season which will commence “as soon as practicable”.
A proposed format is set to be followed and the ESL could begin as early as August 2021
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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez takes a hold of the ESL chairman and says “we will help football at every level”. “Football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires,” he added.
Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, who was a chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), which had pushed the planned Champions League reforms, resigned from the Uefa executive committee
He said, “the 12 clubs had come together at this critical moment, enabling European competition to be transformed, putting the game we love on a sustainable footing for the long-term future”.
Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer who will be a vice-chairman of the ESL said: “By bringing together the world’s greatest clubs and players to play each other throughout the season, the Super League will open a new chapter for European football, ensuring world-class competition and facilities, and increased financial support for the wider football pyramid.”