ECA chairman eases rebels back into the fold and denies body is “a global cabal of clubs”
7 September 2021
Less than five months after attempting to break away from UEFA competition, leaders of four Super League clubs given ECA board membership.
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New European Club Association (ECA) chairman Nasser al Khelaifa has welcomed senior figures from four clubs involved in April’s breakaway Super League back onto the top table of the body, saying that the figures involved are sorry and that the body is “one family”.
He also dismissed claims that the ECA only represents the interests of elite clubs, pointing to the body’s 247 members and saying “we are one family and working together for the future of European football, not just one or a global cabal of clubs.”
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