After the failure of the Super League, just 48 hours after its launch, Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, and Andrea Agnelli, boss of Juventus have lost big.
48 hours to make a lot of enemies. The two spearheads of the Super League project, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, have been at the heart of all criticism since the Super League exploded before even take off.
This Wednesday, several big clubs even asked UEFA for sanctions for the 12 clubs that launched the Super League project. A president of an Italian club confides bitterly: “Today they have lost all credibility on the European scene. When you rent an apartment and break down the whole apartment you pay for repairs. They can stay in the building. UEFA but they must be punished for their malice and their lustful tastes. “
The words are harsh but show the anger and even the hatred that some Perez and Agnelli arouse. Humanly, first of all, many reproach Andrea Agnelli for his high treason towards Aleksander Ceferin. Agnelli was very close to Ceferin. Close friends, the first even being the godfather of the other’s daughter. According to several sources in recent days the Italian leader had repeatedly denied to his “friend” a creation of the Super League despite all the rumors. From Saturday, when the UEFA president tried to call him repeatedly, the Juventus boss’s phone was on voicemail. Long hours.
Still according to the same Italian president, “Andrea has always looked down on us, but Juventus this season does not deserve the Superleague. To believe that we are always stronger sometimes we fall from a height.”
Struggling to find their place
Thousands of miles away, another president arouses incredible anger. This is Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. For several years, he was the main actor, the carrier of the Super League project. Several Spanish club presidents like Villareal’s have strongly criticized Perez by emphasizing his selfishness. “For several years, he has threatened UEFA, entrusted to RMC Sport a sports director of a top club in Spain. Perez believes himself stronger than everyone and even UEFA. He believes that without Madrid, football does not exist. He wanted to be the first Super League winner and challenge Real’s incredible past in the Champions League. He could be the first to win it because he will be the only one to play it if he is. ‘on your mind.”
The two men will have great difficulty in regaining their place on the European scene and in discussions with European bodies. Agnelli has already lost his place as president of the ECA (association of major European clubs). Today relations are broken and the future of the two is uncertain in Europe.