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 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.
The project has quickly and dramatically crumbled after England’s ‘big six’ clubs and the likes of Inter Milan withdrew.