Andrea Agnelli, chairman of Juventus has admitted the European Super League can no longer go ahead without the six Premier League teams.
Asked whether the project could still happen after the exits, Agnelli replied: “To be frank and honest no, evidently that is not the case.”
The Chairman said he remained convinced that European football needed change and he had no regrets about the way the breakaway attempt was made.
“I remain convinced of the beauty of that project,” he said, adding it would have created the best competition in the world.
“But admittedly … I mean, I don’t think that that project is now still up and running,” he said.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all withdrew from the breakaway competition on Tuesday evening, just 48 hours after their plans were announced, leaving six clubs – three from Spain and three from Italy.
And Agnelli has now conceded that without the six English sides, the competition can no longer survive.
William Roache (Analysis Editor Newspresslive )