The Super League Can No Longer Continue After Six English Club's Withdrawal... ESL Founder Andrea Agnelli

The European Super League founder and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has said on Wednesday that the league can no longer go ahead after six English clubs withdrew.

Twelve of Europe's leading/richest football clubs from (Italy, Spain, and England) Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal who joined the breakaway competition on Sunday.

Just after 48 hours of intense criticism and pressure from fans protest, the big six clubs side from the Premier League announced they have backed out of the breakaway league.

The European Super League was feature 20 teams, which would include 15 founder members who would not be subject to possible relegation and five teams would be invited to join the league each year.

However, that idea also took a blow when several clubs including European champions Bayern Munich and runners-up Paris Saint-Germain released statements saying they were committed to the Champions League.

Asked whether the project could still happen after the exits of the Premier League clubs, Agnelli told Corriere dello Sport and La Repubblica

"To be frank and honest no, evidently that is not the case."

"I remain convinced of the beauty of that project, of the value that it would have developed, it would have created the best competition in the world, but evidently no. I don't think that project is now still up and running... said the 45-year-old italian.

Agnelli said he had no regrets about the way the breakaway attempt was made and remained convinced that European football needed change... "the proposals represented the change he thinks is needed in European football."

English Club's Statement after withdrawal from the Super League:

Manchester City became the first Premier League side to publicly confirm they were pulling out of the breakaway competition, with a statement reading: 

"Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League."

Arsenal followed suit confirming their withdrawal in a statement to their supporters saying: "We made a mistake, and we apologise for it.

"We know it will take time to restore your faith in what we are trying to achieve here at Arsenal but let us be clear that the decision to be part of the Super League was driven by our desire to protect Arsenal, the club you love, and to support the game you love through greater solidarity and financial stability."

Few minutes after Manchester United announced the resignation of their executive vice-chairman said: 

"We have listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders. We remain committed to working with others across the football community to come up with sustainable solutions to the long-term challenges facing the game."

Premier League reigning champions Liverpool also confirmed their withdrawal from the plans: 

"In recent days, the club has received representations from various key stakeholders, both internally and externally, and we would like to thank them for their valuable contributions."

The Reds owner John W. Henry added a formal apology to the fans over how the club joining the league was handled.

"The project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans. No-one ever thought differently in England. Over these 48 hours you were very clear that it would not stand. We heard you. I heard you," he said.

"Again, I'm sorry, and I alone am responsible for the unnecessary negativity brought forward over the past couple of days. It's something I won't forget. And shows the power the fans have today and will rightly continue to have."

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy told his club's website: 

"We regret the anxiety and upset caused by the ESL proposal. We felt it was important that our club participated in the development of a possible new structure that sought to better ensure financial fair play and financial sustainability whilst delivering significantly increased support for the wider football pyramid."

Chelsea who were the first team to begin the process of withdrawing from the league as fans gathered outside Stamford Bridge before their goalless draw game against Brighton on Wednesday Said in a statement "We have now had time to consider the matter fully and have decided that our continued participation in these plans would not be in the best interests of the club, our supporters or the wider football community."

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