Bundesliga side FC Bayern Munich have confirmed they will not be joining the breakaway European Super League.
Twelve of Europe’s top football clubs announced that they have agreed to form a new competition, the Super League, governed by their Founding Clubs.
AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have joined as Founding Clubs. Three more clubs will be invited to join before the opening season starts.
Commenting on the plans to introduce a European Super League, FC Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “FC Bayern has not been involved in the plans for creating a Super League. We are convinced that the current structure in football guarantees a reliable foundation. FC Bayern welcomes the reforms of the Champions League because we believe they are the right step to take for the development of European football. The modified group stage will contribute to an increase in excitement and the emotional experience in the competition.”
“I do not believe the Super League will solve the financial problems of European clubs that have arisen as result of the coronavirus pandemic. Rather, all clubs in Europe should work in solidarity to ensure that the cost structure, especially players’ salaries and agents’ fees, are brought in line with revenues, to make all of European football more rational.”
Statement from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on the planned European Super League.— 🏆🏆🏆FC Bayern English🏆🏆🏆 (@FCBayernEN) April 19, 2021