The European Super League project might not have died back in April as some originally thought, with a remodelled version seemingly ready to launch.
Six months ago it was confirmed that 12 of Europe’s top clubs had launched the creation of a new ‘Super League’ which would be governed by the teams and would replace their participation in the Champions League.
Milan, Juventus and Inter were all involved from Italy as were Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid from Spain. Premier League sides Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Spurs were the other six. However, they nearly all pulled out within 48 hours with the exception of Real, Barca and Juve.
According to Marca, the European Super League made a return on Tuesday as a leaked document showed the creators pushing to try and launch the competition for the second time. In the document, there were reassurances that the creators ‘do not break away from football’s current structure’, but instead wish to ‘continue in the current ecosystem’.
The new Super League’s attempt is built on 10 key points, which are as follows:
- The Super League will not break the established football ecosystem.
- There will be no permanent members.
- The Super League is recognition of a broken system.
- UEFA’s role creates structural conflict.
- UEFA have close ties with club owners.
- There is a lack of high-level matches in the Champions League.
- Inadequate financial control.
- There’s a lack of transparency in accounting matters.
- The European Union is losing control in football.
- Clubs from big cities in smaller countries cannot compete in UEFA’s current model.