The influential club association ECA has expressed its opposition to the creation of a European Super League in response to the latest rumors that some top clubs are planning to do so. “The model of a closed Super League, to which the media reports refer, would be strongly rejected by the ECA,” it said in a statement published on Sunday evening.
The ECA “as the representative of 246 leading clubs” reaffirms its intention to “work with UEFA on the development of European club competitions for the cycle from 2024 onwards.”
On Sunday, several international media reported unanimously that a group of the richest and most influential clubs had agreed to found their own external elite competition. Allegedly, twelve clubs are said to have already signed a corresponding letter of intent.
The renegades include numerous top English clubs such as Liverpool FC or Manchester United, the Spanish top teams Real Madrid and FC Barcelona and from Italy Juventus Turin and AC Milan. German teams like Bayern Munich as well as the French Primus Paris St. Germain should not be involved.
It seems strange that the ECA is led by Juventus Turin’s President Andrea Agnelli and is now officially taking a stand against the plans. However, the Italian record champions are considered to be one of the driving forces behind the Super League.