European Super League: 2 Premier League Clubs Withdraw From Proposed Competition

European Super League: 2 Premier League Clubs Withdraw From Proposed Competition

- Chelsea and 11 other clubs announced their intention to establish European Super League

- No fewer than 12 elite clubs in Europe announced they want a breakaway competition

- The Blues as well as Manchester City have withdrawn from the proposed competition

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Manchester City and Chelsea are preparing documentation to request their withdrawal from the European Super League, BBC Sport reports.

No fewer than 12 football clubs who announced their breakaway competition have left their positions at the UEFA and the European Clubs Association (ECA).

The clubs consist of Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester United, Juventus, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and AC Milan.

Such idea has received widespread condemnation and UEFA has vowed to use "all measures" possible to stop the "cynical project".

Around 1,000 fans gathered outside Chelsea's Stamford Bridge home ground before their game against Brighton on Tuesday to protest their involvement.

Also, Premier League rivals Manchester City have indicated their willingness to withdraw from the rebel league and the Blues are also 'preparing documentation' to request withdrawal.

In what will be a potentially fatal blow to the £4.6billion scheme, Etihad chiefs decided they could no longer be party to the plans that have rocked football to its very foundations.

European Super League: 2 Premier League Clubs Withdraw From Proposed Competition
Chelsea to leave European Super League. Photo: Clive Mason
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A high level source with knowledge of the Super League company confirmed that City have sent a letter enacting the process of withdrawing from the initiative.

When asked to confirm if they had withdrawn, City said they could not comment for legal reasons.

The European Super League was announced on Sunday night and met with a furious backlash from fans, players and authorities.

The plans have also been criticised by the likes of Boris Johnson and Prince William.

Meanwhile, earlier repoeted that Premier League club Tottenham reportedly want RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann to replace Jose Mourinho who was sacked on Monday, April 20.

It was gathered that Spurs chiefs will do everything possible to land Nagelsmann before the summer — although the 33-year-old is under contract for two years.

After 17 months in charge, Mourinho was kicked out at the club, a move which comes barely six days before their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Ex-Charlton manager Chris Powell along with former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason have been told to take charge of the game at Wembley.