Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has claimed that plans for a European Super League are going ahead – without the support of the Premier League, report the Telegraph.
As Premier League clubs announced their withdrawals from the European Super League yesterday evening, you could’ve been forgiven for thinking that the rest of Europe’s elite involved in the proposed competition would follow suit.
While the billionaire owners leading the scheme, as well as Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, the head of the operation, will of course have wanted it to come to fruition, there comes a time where you have to accept defeat, and that time is now.
Or so we would have thought.
In quotes reported by the Telegraph, Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli told Italian newspaper La Repubblica “there is a blood pact among our clubs, we will press ahead”, before adding that the idea had “a 100 per cent chance of being a success”.
The delusion is quite remarkable, isn’t it? To think that with such a great deal of opposition, and with supporting clubs dropping like flies, Agnelli is STILL not prepared to accept defeat.
It’s difficult to imagine how he will continue in his current role at Juventus after this.