European competition reform on ice, as clubs reach impasse

10 September 2019

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James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

GENEVA - Andrea Agnelli, president of the European Club Association (ECA), has hit out at the organisation’s critics, as its current plans with UEFA to reform European club competition look set to be scrapped.

Speaking after the conclusion of today’s ECA general assembly in Geneva, at which 169 of Europe’s leading clubs were present, Agnelli said that he was ‘disappointed… at being misled or misguided as to [portrayals of] what was happening’, which had skewered the debate over the future of European club competition.

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