Manchester United VC Ed Woodward resigns from UEFA position following Super League announcement
This comes following the confirmation that United are among 12 clubs that have already committed to the European Super League. The Red Devils are effectively founding members of this new breakaway European league.
Meanwhile, United co-chairman Joel Glazer has also been announced as the vice-chairman of the newly formed Super League.
United have also left the European Club Association (ECA) along with all the other 11 clubs. Juventus honcho Andrea Agnelli resigned as chairman of the European Club Association and the UEFA Executive Committee.
With Woodward also gone, the dominoes appear to be falling thick and fast. (h/t The Athletic)
Ironically, Woodward was involved in discussions, as part of the ECA, regarding the expansion of the Champions League to a new 36-club format from 2024.
It would now appear that he was involved in negotiations while concurrently working to form the breakaway Super League.
A man of his word?
Woodward had earlier claimed that fans would be made privy to any decision involving United’s participation in the Super League.
“What I can assure you of is that we will keep match-going fans firmly in the centre of our thoughts.”
Now that a number of them have expressed their dissatisfaction, it remains to be seen if he will stick to his word. It is fair to say that given his actions, there is little hope of him backtracking.
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Earlier today, the 12 clubs submitted a letter to UEFA and FIFA stating that legal action is already being undertaken to halt plans for the breakaway competition. It would appear they are ready to take on the establishment to have their way.
Former United boss Jose Mourinho was also sacked by Tottenham Hotspur. Whether he is another casualty of the Super League remains to be seen.
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