European Super League: Juventus Chairman Andrea Agnelli Resigns, Three Other Clubs Fallout As Project Is Discontinued
Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, who was one of the chief architects of the breakaway plans, which involved 12 clubs from England, Spain and Italy, says the European Super League (ESL) project cannot proceed, as AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid joined the six Premier League clubs in withdrawing.
When questioned about the feasibility of the ESL, he 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, who resigned from the position, has been replaced as chairman of the European Club Association by Paris St-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan announced their withdrawal on Wednesday morning.