LONDON: Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has finally admitted the European Super League (ESL) is ‘attractive’, sinking in after six English clubs withdrew within three hours.
A dozen ‘dirty clubs’ joined the tournament late Sunday night by signing an £ 8million fee – but the move angered fans, politicians, club rivals, even Prince William who demanded it be stopped.
Asked if the project could still happen, Agnelli told Reuters this morning: “To be honest, it’s clearly not going to happen. But I’m still confident in the appeal of the project,” Agnelli said, describing it as creating the best competition in the world.
“But admittedly … I mean, I don’t think that the project right now is still up and running.”
When asked about his own actions for which he was dubbed a ‘snake’, he said: “I don’t think our industry is very sincere, credible or trustworthy in general.”
Agnelli, who is rumored to be resigning today was widely criticized for his actions with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, 53, calling him a ‘snake’ and a ‘liar’.