European Super League now “cannot proceed” says Juventus chairman

European Super League now “cannot proceed” says Juventus chairman

Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has confirmed that the European Super League “cannot proceed”, after the six Premier League clubs withdrew from the controversial new league.

Agnelli was one of the primary figures in the breakaway plans, which involved 12 clubs from England, Spain and Italy.

The six Premier League clubs were Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool.

Manchester City were the first to pull out after Chelsea confirmed it intended to do so, preparing the documentation required to withdraw.

The other four teams followed suit late on Tuesday evening.

When asked whether the Super League will still go ahead, Agnelli said: “To be frank and honest no, evidently that is not the case.

“I remain convinced of the beauty of that project, of the value that it would have developed to the pyramid, of the creation of the best competition in the world, but evidently no. I don’t think that project is now still up and running.

Agnelli was described as a “snake and a liar” by Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin on Monday after the announcement of the plans for the European Super League on Sunday evening.

Agnelli resigned his position as chairman of the European Clubs’ Association on Sunday and refused to take calls from Ceferin.

Inter Milan are also set to withdraw from the new league, as they no longer wish to be involved with the project.

The 12-team Super League, established by the six English Premier League teams along with Inter, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid, was announced on Sunday to widespread condemnation, including from the Duke of Cambridge and the PM Boris Johnson.

The ESL said: “Despite the announced departure of the English clubs, forced to take such decisions due to the pressure put on them, we are convinced our proposal is fully aligned with European law and regulations.

It added that it was “convinced that the current status quo of European football needs to change”.

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