Carlo Ancelotti: Real Madrid Boss Throws Weight Behind ‘Positive’ European Super League

Carlo Ancelotti: Real Madrid Boss Throws Weight Behind ‘Positive’ European Super League

Elijah Odetokun
updated at December 22, 2023 at 10:53 AM
  • The European Super League has been greenlit by the European Court of Justice
  • However, it has received strong opposition from UEFA, FIFA, and some top clubs
  • Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti has unsurprisingly backed the breakaway league

Carlo Ancelotti is a manager out of the norm and has given backing to the rebranded European Super League after the court granted it the go-ahead.

The Super League was founded on April 18, 2021, with 13 top European clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Chelsea, as founding members.

However, it sparked strong opposition from football governing bodies and fans, particularly Premier League clubs, who held protests leading to withdrawals from the proposed league.

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid, Alaves, Santiago Bernabeu, La Liga.
European Super League supporter, Carlo Ancelotti waves to the fans after Real Madrid's 1-0 win over Alaves. Photo by Angel Martinez.
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Per Reuters, the European Union Court of Justice ruled FIFA and UEFA’s positions on the league unlawful, opening the door for Real Madrid and Barcelona, who remained loyal, to champion the caurse once again.

Ancelotti backs European Super League

Since the court ruling was made public, several club and football personalities have yet again rejected the idea, labelling it anti-football, but one man has broken out of the norm.

Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti, speaking to Sky Sports after his team’s 1-0 win over Alaves, branded the idea as positive for everyone.

"It has been an important decision for all the clubs [yet] there are some that are not so convinced. I think it will be positive for everyone that there is no monopoly and the calendar can be improved."
"Time will tell if it is positive but I think in the end, it will be good for everyone. I haven’t had the time to look at the format; I think today’s decision is good for everyone."

The Italian manager’s stance does not come as a surprise, considering the leading football figure spearheading the course is Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez.

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PSG president aims dig at Perez

Sports Brief previously reported on Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi aiming a dig at Perez after the Spanish president gave a speech on the Super League.

Al-Khelaifi noted that Perez gave his speech in Madrid’s trophy room, which has 14 UEFA Champions League trophies, the most of any club and a trophy PSG has never won.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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