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PSG boss Al-Khelaifi replaces Juve chief Agnelli as ECA chairman

  • Published at 03:02 pm April 22nd, 2021
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Nasser Al-Khelaifi

Uefa president Ceferin welcomed the election of Al-Khelaifi

Paris Saint Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been elected chairman of the European Club Association, the body said Wednesday, replacing Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli who quit Sunday.

Agnelli resigned after Juve joined 11 other clubs from England, Spain and Italy in forming a breakaway Super League which collapsed Wednesday as eight founding members abandoned the project following massive criticism.

The ECA represents over 200 clubs from 55 Uefa member associations and was created with the purpose of helping them safeguard their interests in European club football.

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

Posted by Sports Tribune on Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Uefa president Alexsandr Ceferin welcomed the election of Al-Khelaifi.

Earlier this week, the 12 clubs involved in the formation of the Super League quit their positions with the ECA.

The ECA said it welcomed the decision made by the majority of the clubs in not pursuing the breakaway project.

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