The managing director of Serie A side Monza has called for the creation of a new type of Super League without English teams.
The feeling is that the economic superiority of Premier League teams means that the rest of Europe’s big clubs cannot compete.
The proposal comes from Adriano Galliani, who made it during an interview with Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
The former vice-president and general manager of AC Milan sees it as a solution to the economic inequality suffered by European teams, faced with the monetary superiority of Premier League clubs.
« [La Super League] could be a solution, but without the English, » he said.
« There should also be a Brexit in football. Then it would be a real European championship, without the British.
« The 20 Premier League clubs have almost four times the turnover of the 20 Serie A clubs ».
To illustrate this economic inequality, Galliani spoke about his Monza side, who will be playing in Serie A for the very first time this season.
« Monza receives €33m in TV rights, of which €3m should be donated to Serie B to leave a total of €30m, » he said.
« A club newly promoted to the Premier League earns 160 million euros. How can I compete with Nottingham Forest? »
Regarding Monza’s future in Serie A, the 78-year-old explained that they are aiming for 10th place in the table.
« My childhood dream came true, bringing Monza to Serie A was more difficult than winning the Champions League with AC Milan, » he said.
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