The organisers of the failed European Super League have today announced new proposals that would see a new league with up to 80 teams in a multi-division format.
There would be no permanent members.
A22 has been formed to oversee the new proposed format and its Chief Executive Bernd Reichart wrote in the German newspaper Die Welt, via The Guardian: “The foundations of European football are in danger of collapsing. It’s time for a change. It is the clubs that bear the entrepreneurial risk in football. But when important decisions are at stake, they are too often forced to sit idly by on the sidelines as the sporting and financial foundations crumble around them.
Our talks have also made it clear that clubs often find it impossible to speak out publicly against a system that uses the threat of sanctions to thwart opposition. Our dialogue was open, honest, constructive and resulted in clear ideas about what changes are needed and how they could be implemented. There is a lot to do and we will continue our dialogue.”
The organisers have proposed a minimum of 14 matches per season.
A22 has published Ten Principles for the proposed new league after consulting nearly 50 clubs on their priorities for an evolving football landscape across Europe.
Watch the video below via Football Daily.
🚨| A22 Sports presents the principles for a European football league pic.twitter.com/uYg6Hlyz6V
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 9, 2023