War has been declared in the world of football. That was the verdict of much of the British and European press on Monday after the late night announcement of a new European Super League. Six Premier League clubs - Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and MancRead More »
The six English clubs have withdrawn from the competition in the wake of fan protests.
The breakaway European Super League looks to be over after a dramatic sequence of withdrawals from all six Premier League clubs involved led founder Andrea Agnelli to admit that it could no longer happen. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham all signed up to the controversial plans over the weekend, only for each club to pull out in quick succession on Tuesday night.
The positions of Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck and chief executive Guy Laurence are "untenable" following their failed attempt to join the European Super League, according to the Chelsea Supporters' Trust. Chelsea, along with the other five members of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’, withdrew from the controversial project following fierce backlash and fan protests outside Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Chelsea claimed they had "joined the group late last week" and only now had "had time to consider the matter fully".