Gary Neville has furiously accused the owners of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ of being “imposters” with “no loyalty to this country” and warned that fans will disown their clubs if they help launch a European Super League. Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City,Read More »
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".
The owners of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are facing mounting condemnation and pressure for their part in the European Super League, which was spectacularly suspended on Tuesday night following the withdrawal of all six English clubs on a night of extraordinary drama. Supporters remain furious with Gunners owner Stan Kroenke, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, with pressure on the London clubs increasing after Manchester United executive chairman Ed Woodward resigned on Tuesday night and Liverpool owner John W Henry issued a grovelling video apology on Wednesday morning.