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Flick says Super League would not be good for the European game

MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 15: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) head coach Hansi Flick of Bayern Muenchen gestures during the DFB Cup first round match between 1. FC Dueren and FC Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on October 15, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Flick criticises Super League

Hansi Flick has been one of the first coaches to respond to the concept of a European Super League.

The soon departing Bayern coach said that he felt that despite not knowing the details as of yet, it wouldn’t be good for European football.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said both BVB and Bayern were against the idea of a Super League.

“This decision dictates that all clubs wish to implement the proposed reforms to the Champions League. The ECA board members took a clear stance in rejecting plans for the establishment of a Super League,” said Watzke.

“Both German clubs on the ECA board, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, shared exactly the same stance throughout all discussions.”

DFB against Super League

It was revealed recently that Hansi Flick would be leaving his job as head coach of Bayern Munich.

He will then take over the German national job after Joachim Low leaves after the incoming European Championships.

It was therefore unsurprising to see his future employers, the DFB, agree with his view and come out in retort to the idea of a Super League.

‘The German Football Association (DFB) takes a clear stance against the concept of a European Super League. Football should always be about performance on the pitch; it decides promotion and relegation, as well as qualification for the respective competitions.

‘The commercial interests of a few clubs should not lead to the abolishment of football’s long established solidarity and togetherness. Every club must decide if they want to remain a part of the harmonious, organised overall footballing structure, or follow their egotistical self-interests away from UEFA and the national football associations.

‘The DFB strongly supports the joint statement of UEFA and England, Italy and Spain’s leagues and national associations.’

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