The chairman of the FC Bayern Munich board, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, is to play a decisive role in mediating between the top UEFA leaders around President Alexander Ceferin and the initiators of the failed Super League.
“I am known to be a man of dialogue and not of war,” Rummenigge told the Italian daily Tuttosport. “That is why UEFA President Ceferin asked me to help him solve the problems and restart after very difficult days for the football world.”
Rummenigge said: “We will wait for the water to calm down and then concentrate on the dialogue. President Ceferin has reaffirmed to me over the past few hours that he has no intention of slamming the doors on anyone . “
Rummenigge has already taken over the post of Juventus Turin President Andrea Agnelli, who was responsible for driving the Super League plans, on the UEFA Executive Committee. Around 48 hours after the announcement, on the night from Sunday to Monday, the plans of twelve top international clubs collapsed.
“Everyone is sorry for what happened, including those who started the Super League,” said Rummenigge. “On Tuesday evening, Ferran Soriano, the CEO of Manchester City, apologized to me. Then apologies came from many other clubs. They were very wrong, but that’s not what I’m interested in now. The most important thing is to be intelligent the crisis to come. “