The Premier League wants to protect itself against future advances and prevent further Super League ideas. As the Times reported that the English elite league wants to introduce new rules according to which clubs that want to join a league outside of UEFA can be excluded from the Premier League.
Richard Masters, managing director of the Premier League, has already initiated an examination in cooperation with the English Football Association (FA) in order to be able to prevent further threats such as the Super League in the future.
“This will forever wipe out the threat to English clubs joining a European Super League,” the quoted the Times an undisclosed source. The new regulations should clearly state that joining a league that is not organized by the UEFA or the Premier League leads to immediate exclusion.
Some Premier League clubs are said to continue to press for the Big Six to be sanctioned for their push to enter the Super League. In doing so, reference is made to rule L9 anchored in the Premier League contract, which has clearly been broken. Accordingly, every club from the Premier League must first obtain written approval in order to be able to join a new competition.
But some clubs also say that the Big Six are punished enough with their failed plans. They are out of the European Club Association (ECA), have lost key positions in the Premier League committee and their greatest leverage no longer exists. “The Big Six used that as their last resort for years – now it’s worthless,” she said Times-Those.