After announcing the creation of the Super League on Sunday, the twelve clubs behind the project left all their functions within the European Club Association (ECA) and UEFA.
The war is total between UEFA and the member clubs of the Super League. If FIFA called for a dialogue between the different parties this Sunday evening after the creation of a competing Champions League competition, this is not the case.
The twelve clubs behind the new project (Real Madrid, Barça, Atlético de Madrid, Inter, AC Milan, Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham) now find themselves in open conflict with the traditional bodies of European football. The 12 clubs have resigned from all positions linked to the ECA but also from positions linked to the UEFA board of directors, committees and panels.
>> All the information on the Super League and the crisis at UEFA is live RMC Sport
Al-Khelaïfi new executive boss of the ECA
Key man of the Super League and even vice-president of the new structure, Andrea Agnelli is the perfect example of this rupture. The owner and president of Juventus has thus resigned from his post on the ECA Board of Directors.
The Bianconeri boss has also left his post on the UEFA executive committee. After the resignation of the Turin leader, Nasser al-Khelaïfi the president of the PSG becomes in fact the new executive boss of the ECA.
Following the announcement of the creation of the Super League on Sunday, the European Club Association distanced itself from the twelve founding members and publicly supported UEFA in a statement.
“In light of the echoes of a European Super League, the ECA, as a body representing 246 clubs across Europe, reaffirms its commitment to work on the development of UEFA competitions, with UEFA, for the entry-level cycle in 2024 “, thus had the ECA. The massive resignations and the total break with the rebels are therefore a logical continuation following the recent events which upset European football.