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English premier League side Chelsea are reportedly preparing a withdrawal from plans for a European Football Super League, according to reports in the British media. Sky News and the BBC reported this, citing unnamed sources. There was no official announcement from the club at first. Manchester City should also consider withdrawing.
The media reports say that Chelsea is preparing documents to officially say goodbye to the plans. Chelsea fans who had gathered in front of Stamford Bridge Stadium in London to protest the Super League plans were already celebrating, as can be seen on videos on social networks.
United Boss resigns
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United players had a meeting with managing director Ed Woodward on Monday. In it they are said to have expressed their displeasure at not having been informed directly by the club about the developments. There was also strong criticism from the fans. In the meantime, it was announced that club boss Woodward has resigned.
The other 14 Premier League clubs have condemned the Super League plans of the “Big Six” at an emergency meeting on Tuesday. “The plans are unanimously and sharply rejected,” the panel said. Representatives of the English FA association also attended the meeting.
The organizers of the Super League, led by Real Madrid’s President Florentino Pérez, had said they hoped to find three other founding members besides the twelve already known clubs before launching their competition “as soon as possible”.