Gary Neville has warned that the European Super League is “back on the table” and action needs to be taken.
Twelve teams – including six from England – announced themselves as founding members of the breakaway league on April 18 last year, but within 72 hours the league had collapsed amid outrage from fans and protesters. government opposition.
Speaking at the Financial Times Business of Football Summit, La Liga president Javier Tebas insists that clubs still committed to the idea of the Super League are looking to revive it.
The Spaniard says Juventus chief Andrea Agnelli recently hosted his Real Madrid and Barcelona counterparts Florentino Perez and Joan Laporta in the Italian city, with a view to relaunching the hugely controversial project – this time without English clubs .
Agnelli refused to be drawn into ‘Super League 2’ when he appeared at the top but has continually stressed the need for ‘thorough reform’ of European football.
“Last year was the first time that not one, not two, not three, but 12 clubs, made a statement, which was a profound cry of alarm for the system, that we have to do something. thing to create a sustainable industry,” he said. .
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The Super League trio are challenging UEFA in the European Court of Justice. They claim UEFA’s decision to block the Super League and sanction the clubs involved was an abuse of dominance and a breach of EU competition law.
Neville, who was at the center of criticism from the ESL and the club involved last year, tweeted his warning that English football must be protected.
The Sky Sports Experttweeted: “ESL are back on the table – Real, Barca and Juve are pushing.
“It is essential that we speed up the recommendations of the fan-led review in Parliament with legislation to protect English football.
“This will allow any new proposals to be considered independently.”
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