This is what some of the people involved in the project fear. There is a doubt that the plan is ready to go live. Insiders worry it might not survive the harsh initial backlash. “This is not the time to do it,” warned executives involved in the project. Management recommends refraining from until the summer.
At the time, it was hoped that clubs might find a striker for a temporary break. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was the driving force behind it. It was his product to some extent. But his peers knew he had to struggle specifically to convince a British audience.
Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer, whose family also owns the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Roman Abramovich admires Chelsea’s Russian billionaire; And Arsenal’s Stan Kroenke, who controls nearly a dozen professional teams, rarely speaks in public, Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family, did not. With reporters and others being considered for the role, such as Liverpool’s majority owner John W. Henry, was reluctant to accept the role.
There is also concern that the rebel communications strategy, led by Katie Perrior, a political activist close to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is focused on defeating the government rather than the support it receives. Popularity There is no attempt to mentor, relate, or win over fans, players or coaches. The outcry could destroy everything before any lobbying effort can take off in earnest.
Those concerns were theoretically ignored, Agnelli, who was the voice of all clubs in Europe, in his supervisory role and close friend Ceferin felt the tension of being a double representation. For weeks he defended the rebels’ secrets by hiding the truth – or worse – in his conversations with friends and allies. On Monday morning, however, he will have to sit on stage with the rest of the UEFA committee while voting for the Champions League change to be under threat of the Super League.
He knows the league is happening. With the signatures of Chelsea, Manchester City and Atletico Madrid, the founding members were determined. The financing, delivered by Spanish advisory firm Key Capital Partners and backed by American bank JPMorgan Chase, will mean billions of new wealth Agnelli wants news.
Glazer, one of Manchester United’s co-chairs, agreed. He insisted it was time for a button to press.