Attempting to determine a European Super League was “not a coup” however quite “a desperate cry of alarm for a system that, knowingly or not, is heading towards insolvency,” Juventus president Andrea Agnelli stated Friday.
Along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, Juventus is one of the few remaining holdouts refusing to surrender the Super League among the many 12 founding members of the failed challenge.
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings in opposition to the three holdouts and Italian officers have stated that Juventus dangers being excluded from Serie A if it doesn’t surrender the breakaway league.
Agnelli misplaced greater than most within the Super League fiasco, having resigned as chairman of the European Club Association and thus robotically additionally having to vacate his seat on the UEFA govt committee.
“For years I have tried to change European competitions from the inside, because the signs of crisis were evident even before the pandemic,” Agnelli stated at a information convention referred to as to bid goodbye to departing Juventus sports activities director Fabio Paratici.
Agnelli had been a shut confidante of UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who then referred to him as “a snake” for turning on European soccer’s governing physique.
“The agreement between the founders was conditional on UEFA’s prior recognition of the competition,” Agnelli stated.
“The response was deafening, with offensive terms and arrogant methods, and then it turned to three clubs.
“It is not with this type of behavior that football is reformed in the face of this crisis,” Agnelli added.
“Fortunately, I know that not everyone in UEFA feels the same way. The desire for dialogue, however, remains unchanged. … Other sports have faced changes of this type, and almost all stakeholders agree that the model needs to be changed.”
The Super League challenge was publicly launched late at night time on April 18 and imploded inside 48 hours amid the backlash and threats of laws by the British authorities.
The 9 different golf equipment concerned settled with UEFA: AC Milan, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Those golf equipment agreed to UEFA’s phrases to forfeit 5% of their prize cash from European competitions within the 2022-23 season and pay a mixed 15 million euros ($18.4 million) as a “gesture of goodwill” to learn youngsters, youth and grassroots soccer.
“Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid,” Agnelli stated, “are determined to achieve a complete reform of the competitions, and above all, in the interest of the clubs that show us fear for this situation.”