The European Club Association has confirmed that AC Milan are one of nine clubs that have been reinstated after the failed European Super League project.
Clubs were effectively excluded from the ECA when they decided to commit to the new European Super League project, but it has since crashed and burned down, leaving question marks as to what is going on. with the teams that withdrew from the project.
Tariq Panja from the New York Times reported earlier today that Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and Liverpool of England, both Milan clubs and Atletico Madrid have signed legally binding commitments in order to be reinstated in the European Association of Clubs, headed by the president of PSG.
Now, the ECA itself (via MilanNews) has confirmed that the following clubs have been reinstated for the 2019-23 ECA membership cycle: AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, Club AtlÃ©tico de Madrid, FC Internazionale Milano, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Manchester United FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC.
“In its decision, and after an extensive club re-engagement and reassessment process by the ECA in recent months, the ECA Board of Directors considered club recognition of the so-called European Super League project (” Project ESL “) was not in the best interests of the wider football community and their publicly communicated decisions to abandon the ESL Project altogether. The ECA Council also recognized the declared willingness of the clubs to actively engage with the ECA in its collective mission to develop European club football in the open and transparent interest of all, not just a few â , indicates the press release.
âThis decision by the ECA Board of Directors marks the end of an unfortunate and turbulent episode for European football and aligns with the relentless goal of the ECA to strengthen unity in European football. Through this period of unprecedented challenges, the ECA has firmly established itself as the only organization through which major European clubs can promote and protect their interests in football, while developing the competitive landscape and strengthening the centrality of clubs. in the governance of European football.
“The ECA can now proceed with renewed unity and solidarity to continue the important work needed to stabilize and develop European club football, where it is most needed.”
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