For Jean-Michel Aulas, the president of OL, the action of his club, associated with Paris Saint-Germain against the Super League project, made it possible to tip the undecided ones to bring them back into the fold of UEFA.
It’s pretty funny, when you think about it. Partly scolded on his arrival in Paris, where no one had any illusions about the interest, for this gas state in the Middle East, to invest a lot of money in football, Qatar now embodies resistance to the powerful . For having sworn loyalty to UEFA from the start of this crisis, facing the rebels who had joined the Super League, PSG boss Nasser Al-Khelaïfi is now portrayed as the guardian of the temple.
Aleksander Ceferin addressed personal thanks to him during his speech at the annual congress of the European confederation which was held this week in Montreux: “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Nasser (Al-Khelaïfi, president of PSG). You have shown that you are a great man and that you respect football and its values. The same goes for Jean-Michel Aulas (OL), who is here today. Thank you for coming. You are leaders than the supporters of your clubs are fortunate to have. “
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Aulas: “FIFA and UEFA should unite even more”
Cited among the benefactors, Jean-Michel Aulas himself praised the action of his Parisian counterpart on social networks: “The exemplary osmosis of Nasser and OL instantly made it possible to defend the values dear to the hearts of the public , to tip the undecided, wrote Aulas, who is therefore taking his part in the turning point that is currently taking place. FIFA and UEFA should unite even more with plans for the Club World Cup man and woman, where the feat would always be possible. “
The Super League, carried by twelve European clubs among the biggest and most successful on the continent, has been breaking up for 24 hours. The mutineers, led by Real Madrid and Juventus Turin, exploded in midair and dissociate themselves from the project one after the other. Manchester City were the first to give in, then the other five English clubs followed. The Italians followed suit this morning, at the same time as Atlético de Madrid. Only Real Madrid and Barca are clinging to what remains of their dissenting league.