Recall that on April 18, 2021, it was announced that 6 Premier League clubs – Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur signed up for the failed European Super League.
After the announcement, football fans, stakeholders, and pundits stormed both mainstream and social media to speak against the proposed league and the clubs that signed up for the league. Due to the intense pressure from the fans, the 6 Premier League clubs withdrew their interest in the proposed league.
Despite withdrawing from the proposed league and offering their apologies in separate statements, the other 14 Premier League clubs that didn’t sign up for the ESL and most football fans are yet to forgive the 6 clubs.
As one of the punishments for their decision to join the failed European Super League, the clubs’ executives among the ESL clubs had to vacate their positions in the various advisory groups of the Premier League.
Based on the accord against the English league “big six”, the vice-chairman of Manchester United, Ed Woodward, and an executive of Liverpool Tom Werner, resigned as members of the league’s club broadcast advisory group.
Also, an executive of Manchester City, Ferran Soriano stepped down from his role in the league’s club strategic advisory group, likewise, Arsenal’s chief executive Vinai Venkatesham.
More so, the chairman of Chelsea football club, Bruce Buck has resigned from his role on the board of the league’s audit and remuneration committee.
Only Tottenham Hotspur who are among the “big six” that signed up for the European Super League, that don’t have an executive on an advisory body of the Premier League for the past 18 months that those advisory bodies were introduced.
Even though the executives of the 6 ESL clubs in the English league have resigned from the league’s advisory bodies, their voting rights remain intact as of the time of publishing this report.
This is believed to be one of the couples of punishments that the 6 clubs might be subjected to for signing up for the forbidden European Super League. Time will tell when the league’s “big six” would be forgiven for signing up for the failed European Super League.
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Five of the most powerful people in English football have resigned from their roles on committees at the Premier League following the fallout of the 'European Super League'
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