"Is that fair?" - Agnelli questions Atalanta's right to compete in the Champions League "after one good season"

9 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images Agnelli has been one of the main proponents of a closed European super league featuring only the continent's biggest clubs.

Andrea Agnelli, the president of Juventus, suggested last week that Atalanta did not deserve to participate in Europe's most prestigious tournament "after one good season."

Agnelli has been one of the main proponents of a closed European super league featuring only the continent's biggest clubs.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Juventus' president, Andrea Agnelli, last week questioned fellow Italian club Atalanta's right to participate in the Champions League, suggesting Europe's most prestigious tournament should be reserved for clubs who have helped establish Italy's high UEFA coefficient ranking. 

Agnelli, one of the main proponents of creating a closed European super league featuring only the continent's biggest clubs, has in recent years become a polarising figure for his controversial suggestions favouring wealthy, established teams.

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