Super League: Premier League clubs ‘unanimously and vigorously’ reject breakaway plans as Guardiola has his say

The plans for a breakaway Super League involving England’s so-called ‘Big Six’ clubs have been “unanimously and vigorously” rejected by the other 14 members of the top flight.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 2:40 pm

Those clubs met on Tuesday for an emergency meeting after plans for the hugely controversial competition were confirmed late on Sunday night.

They have been widely condemned by the football authorities in England, plus UEFA and FIFA, as well as by the British Government, and appear to be deeply unpopular with supporters.

A statement released by the Premier League after its meeting read: “The 14 clubs at the meeting unanimously and vigorously rejected the plans for the competition.

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Banners outside of Anfield Stadium, Liverpool protesting against the clubs decision to join the European Super League

“The Premier League is considering all actions available to prevent it from progressing, as well as holding those Shareholders involved to account under its rules.”

Meanwhile, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted he feels uncomfortable being asked about the competition because he does not yet know much more than the initial statement.

City are one of the six Premier League clubs involved in the project and Guardiola gave his opinion on a concept of a competition in which there is no promotion or relegation.

He said: “It is not a sport where the relation between effort and success does not exist.

“It is not a sport where success is already guaranteed, it is not a sport where it doesn’t matter when you lose.

“It is a little uncomfortable for us. We don’t have all the information. Once we have all the information, I will give my opinion.

“It is a statement, and no more than that.”

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