Jean-Michel Aulas reacted on Monday to the Super League project, launched to compete with the Champions League. The president of OL denounces the lack of fair play of such a competition, and calls for more solidarity. No French club is currently part of the project.
Jean-Michel Aulas reacted on Monday to the announcement of the creation of the Super League, this new semi-closed competition which aims to compete with the Champions League. “This Super League does not obtain popular support, because it emphasizes the virtues of money against the spirit of fair play, while we must be more united”, denounced the president of OL on Twitter.
Twelve clubs are currently part of the project: Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Barcelona, Real, Atlético, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus. No French club is present. PSG reaffirmed their support for UEFA and the Champions League. The name of OL was not mentioned.
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“A football where sporting meritocracy and emotion are not forgotten”
The Lyon president also spoke about the decision of PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi not to stand as a candidate to chair the European Club Association (ECA). “We must build bridges, not walls. Together with Nasser, build the future of football where sporting meritocracy and emotion are not forgotten,” wrote Jean-Michel Aulas.
Despite requests from several European clubs, Nasser Al-Khelaifi on Monday turned down the post of ECA president, left vacant by Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus who stepped down to lead the Super League. The president of PSG wants to remain vice-president of the ECA and has repeated to his counterparts that he is ready to help in the reconstruction of European football, but that he does not want to put himself forward.