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Macron slams breakaway European football ‘super league’ plan

Macron slams breakaway European football ‘super league’ plan”

Newcastle United would-be buyers PCP Capital Partners have reacted as 12 European clubs have signed up to join a breakaway Super League ahead of UEFA's plans to announce a new Champions League format.

"They should deduct all six teams that have signed up to it".

Reports in January suggested 20 clubs - 15 permanent founding members and five other clubs, who would qualify on an annual basis - would be offered up to £310 million each to join the competition.

"I'm not sure Manchester United are involved in this, as I am not part of the decision making process". "I'm a Manchester United fan and have been for 40 years of my life but I'm disgusted, absolutely disgusted", Neville told Sky Sports. Liverpool pretend, like you'll never walk alone, the people's club, the fan's club.

"Along with the overwhelming majority of fans, Football Supporters Europe is wholly opposed to plans to create a breakaway Super League". Man Utd, 100 years born out of workers around here and they're breaking away into a league without competition, that they can't be relegated from.

Reaction from European football chiefs to the proposal, which would upend decades of football governance in Europe and wrest control of the game away from the governing body, was also swift and vehement.

"I have benefitted from football hugely, I've made money out of football, I invest money into a football club". The principles and ethos of fair competition and the right to play the game, so that Leicester win the league, they go into the Champions League... Arsenal aren't even in the Champions League. Deduct points from them all, ' he said. The changes were drawn up largely to appease clubs who wanted a guarantee of more fixtures and - most controversially - more certainty they would be involved in the lucrative competition in the first place.

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Roy Keane, another United legend, added: "It comes down to money, greed".

"We talk about big clubs". We all know clubs are an investment, it's a business at the end of the day but what happens to the fans?

In January, FIFA said that a breakaway league would not be recognised and that "any club or player involved in such a competition would as a outcome not be allowed to participate in any competition organised by FIFA or their respective confederation" - meaning players would be banned from the World Cup.

'The Premier League condemns any proposal that attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit which are at the heart of the domestic and European football pyramid.

But top Bundesliga clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have reportedly doubled down on their commitment to Champions League, for the time being, despite being courted by the proposed super league.

Bundesliga sides are opposed to the plans because the German model means commercial investors can not have more than a 49% stake in clubs, so fans hold a majority of their own voting rights.

He added he would be "bitterly disappointed" if the move overturned the current "pyramid" model in which funds from the Premier League flow down the leagues and into local communities.



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