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ECA release statement against 'so-called breakaway league'; Juventus president Agnelli resigns

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has resigned as chairman of the European Club Commission after it was confirmed Juve would be part of the Super League breakaway group.

An emergency ECA meeting was held last night and did not include Agnelli. It was chaired by Ajax director Edwin van der Sar.

It also did not include any of the 12 ECA member clubs who have seemingly signed on to this Super League.

“In light of today's reports on the subject of a so-called breakaway league, ECA as the body representing 246 leading clubs across Europe, reiterates its stated commitment to working on developing the UEFA Club Competitions (UCCs) model with UEFA for the cycle beginning 2024 and that a 'closed super league model' to which media articles refer would be strongly opposed by ECA.

“ECA would refer to the position adopted by its Executive Board at its meeting last Friday 16th April, namely that it supports a commitment to work with UEFA on a renewed structure for European Club Football as a whole post 2024, including proposed changes to the UEFA Club Competitions post 2024. With ECA's support, UEFA's Executive Committee is being asked to endorse these commitments at its meeting on 19th April along with pursuing efforts to reach an agreement on the future relationship between ECA and UEFA.

“The ECA Executive Board will be convening over the coming days to take appropriate decisions in light of any further developments."

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