‘Big six’ Super League club executives told to leave Premier League sub-committees.
Some executives from the ‘big six’ English sides who pledged to join the Super League have been handed an ultimatum to leave their roles on key Premier League sub-committees.
English and European football was rocked by the recent news with 12 of Europe’s elite clubs planning to join the Super League.
The new Super League was to act as a rival to the Champions League with the 15 founder members planned to be permanent in the annual event regardless of their pitch performance.
The breakaway plan however fell apart and a domino effect saw nine of the 12 clubs who had committed to the event pull out, leaving Barcelona and Real Madrid yet to comment and Juventus announcing their intention to take their place in the competition.
As the fallout continues to take shape, club owners now left with the task of rebuilding bridges with their fans.
The Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has told a number of executives at the six clubs to stand down from their roles on key Premier League sub-committees or risk being relieved of their duties.
- Ed Woodward sends message to Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Directors after the European Super League debacle.
- Ed Woodward humiliatingly resigns as Man United Chairman.
- Chelsea legend Petr Cech pleads with protesting fans to allow bus into Stamford Bridge ahead of Brighton game.
- 14 Premier League teams vote “unanimously and vigorously” against the proposals of the Super League.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has been told to stand down from his role on the Premier League’s audit and remuneration committee, while Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham has been told to leave his role with the Club Strategic Advisory Group (CSAG).
Manchester City cheif Ferran Soriano has also been asked to remove himself from the CSAG, while outgoing Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward and Liverpool’s Tom Werner have both been asked to leave their role with the Club Broadcast Advisory Group.
Tottenham are the only side of the six Super League teams who are understood to not be impacted by Masters’ demands.
The move is the first indication of the aforementioned six clubs being reprimanded for their part in the Super League saga.
- 4 Premier League teams vote “unanimously and vigorously” against the proposals of the Super League.
- Harry Maguire ‘confronted’ Woodward at ‘angry’ Man Utd meeting.
- Chelsea and Manchester City and Real Madrid likely to be knocked out of this season’s Champions League according to UEFA delegate predictions.
- Clubs could earn more than they earn in the Champions League in the new Super League competition.