EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE

Florentino Pérez: "We are responding to the wishes of the fans"

Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus, will be vice chairman of the European Super League. Joel Glazer, co-chairman of Manchester United, will also act as vice chairman.

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Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, will be the first chairman of the new European Super League. The 74-year-old, who was recently re-elected for four more years as president of Madrid, explained in the Super League's official statement, the reasons for the new competition that will break away from UEFA: "We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to the wishes of the fans."

Agnelli appointed vice chairman of Super League

Backing the new European league, Andrea Agnelli, chairman of Juventus and vice chairman of the Super League said: "Our 12 Founder clubs represent billions of fans across the globe and 99 European trophies. We have come together at this critical moment, enabling European competition to be transformed, putting the game we love on a sustainable footing for the long-term future, substantially increasing solidarity, and giving fans and amateur players a regular flow of headline fixtures that will feed their passion for the game while providing them with engaging role models."

Manchester United chief part of leadership team

Joel Glazer, co-chairman of Manchester United and vice chairman of the Super League said: "By bringing together the world’s greatest clubs and players to play each other throughout the season, the Super League will open a new chapter for European football, ensuring world- class competition and facilities, and increased financial support for the wider football pyramid."