The Premier League have announced that they will introduce a new “Owners’ Charter” in order to prevent a European Super League from being proposed again in the future.
Working in conjunction with the FA and the UK government, the charter will deliver “significant” sanctions if owners of any Premier League club commit to joining competitions that go against the core principles of the league.
To ensure the new rules have some teeth, it will be backed up by government legislation designed to protect sporting merit and the open nature of England’s football pyramid.
Clubs like Manchester United, who were central to the setting up of the Super League, have already felt a massive backlash from supporters, with fans groups applying huge pressure on the club’s current owners, the Glazer family, to sell up.
However, it does appear that they are digging in their heels, with reports that the Americans are hoping to increase United’s value to £7billion in the coming years.