Maxime Saada, chairman of the board of the Canal + group, believes, as a “broadcaster”, that the Super League was an interesting project. However, he regrets a “catastrophic” communication, and now hopes for changes for the Champions League.
If the creation of the Super League had gone to the end, Canal + would perhaps have positioned itself to broadcast the matches. Because in theAfter Foot this Wednesday evening, Maxime Saada, chairman of the executive board of the group of the encrypted channel, confided that he found “not bad” this project so controversial.
“Honestly, it’s not bad. It’s not at all politically correct what I’m saying, but it’s frankly not bad”, he declared on the air of RMC.
In favor of a reform of the Champions League
For him, the Super League is stillborn because of its “catastrophic” communication and the mistrust of the supporters. “We can not play football without the fans. If the fans are not on board, it is impossible. It immediately cuts the project,” said the leader.
“There is work on the Champions League,” added Maxime Saada, whose group owns part of the rights to the C1 for the period 2021-2024. This does not therefore prevent him from thinking, like the big clubs which had embarked on the Super League, that reforms must be carried out.
“This threat from the Super League will provoke reactions and reflections on the Champions League, he said. It is a subject that we discussed with Nasser (Al-Khelaïfi, president of PSG and the ECA, editor’s note), which plays an important role. In the questions that one can ask, it is: is it interesting to have a lot of matches at the same time? “