Capello: 'Berlusconi was the first to consider Super League'

Tue 27 April 2021 | 20:03

Fabio Capello concedes that Silvio Berlusconi was the first to consider the Super League in the 1980s, and Florentino Perez refuses to accept his failure.

The Super League was unveiled on Sunday, April 19, by 12 elite European clubs, including Juventus, Inter, and Milan, but it only endured two days before the 

Premier League

'Big Six' declared their exit the preceding Tuesday. 

Florentino Perez


Andrea Agnelli

were the key mastermind behind Super League's idea. 

"Florentino is not a person who admits his mistakes. He's never done it, not even when he signed players that didn't do well. This time, the error was huge. You can't make a statement at midnight saying the Super League was born," Capello told Sky Sport Italia.

During the Perez period in Madrid, the Italian was one of many Real Madrid managers. 

"He still believes he can save the project planned by him and Agnelli," Capello added.

"It all started when PSG signed Neymar paying his release clause from Barcelona. The Catalans then signed Coutinho and Dembele. PSG bought Mbappé too.

"The players' wages have increased since, and the situation is not sustainable anymore. There's no more money. I was reading Real Madrid want Neymar or Mbappé, but which money will they use?"

According to the former Los Blancos boss, though, the Super League is not a novel concept.

"Berlusconi had thought about it back in 1988. I worked on it with lawyer Travaglia. Berlusconi could not think of being eliminated after just one

Champions League

game," he revealed.

"He used to say: 'I want to watch the most important clubs at San Siro, I want a different football.' At that time, there was the Iron Curtain, so we could not face the clubs on the other side."



source: SportMob

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