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Bayern Munich: Rummenigge confirms opposition to Super League

Mon 19 April 2021 | 18:33

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge released the club’s official stance on the formation of a European Super League.

Twelve European clubs, including six teams from England's Premier League, announced a new breakaway tournament on Sunday night that will replace the Champions League.

The Bundesliga champions were one of the high-profile teams, along with fellow German sides

Borussia Dortmund

and

RB Leipzig

, not to sign up to the new league that has shocked the world of football over the weekend.

In a

statement

, Bayern CEO 

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

confirmed that his club are not behind the proposal.

“FC Bayern did not participate in the planning of a Super League,"

Rummenigge said.

"We are convinced that the current structure in football guarantees a reliable foundation. 

"FC Bayern welcomes the reforms of the Champions League because we believe that they are the right step for the development of European football. The modified preliminary round will contribute to more excitement and emotion in the competition.

“I do not believe the Super League will solve the financial problems of European clubs that were caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Rather, all clubs in Europe should work in solidarity to ensure that the cost structure, especially players' salaries and agents' fees, are brought in line with revenues in order to make all of European football more rational."


source: SportMob