Bayern Munich CEO Reiterates Club's Opposition to European Super League
Jan-Christian Dreesen, the Executive Board Member of German football club Bayern Munich, has reaffirmed the club's opposition to the proposed European Super League.
Bernd Reichart, the CEO of "A22," the company tasked with organizing the European Super League, recently stated that Bayern Munich could play an "important part" in the tournament. However, in an interview with the German newspaper "Welt am Sonntag," Dreesen emphasized that there is no intention from the Bavarian club to participate.
"For us, this is absolutely not an option; our stance is irreversible," Dreesen declared.
He further expressed discontent with how the European Super League organizers have disregarded Bayern Munich's clear position. "I find it incomprehensible and annoying that the people behind the Super League are ignoring our stance and fabricating stories about their desire to have us participate," he added.
Dreesen continued, underscoring the disrespect for football shown by the proponents of the Super League: "I can only say this with utmost clarity: there will not be a European Super League with Bayern Munich involved."
He pointed out that the European Club Association has a clear position against the Super League because local league associations are the founding institutions for every club.
Last year, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that FIFA and UEFA do not have the right to block the organization of other tournaments or prevent players and clubs from participating in them. However, the court also clarified that this decision does not necessarily endorse the establishment of the European Super League.
Real Madrid and Barcelona remain the principal supporters of the European Super League concept after its original incarnation, comprising 12 clubs from England, Spain, and Italy, collapsed in 2021 amid opposition from fans, clubs, associations, and politicians.