Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was voted into the executive board of the European Club Association (ECA). His appointment comes less than five months after the club was part of the European Super League. The Tottenham chairman will be joined on the board by Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan representatives. They too were part of the founding members of the league that collapsed.
“When passing through a storm, you need a good captain and the ECA has a good captain. The chairman that took the wheel when the ex-captain escaped from the ship.” UEFA President Alexandr Ceferin said after Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was named on the executive board.
“While the three rebel clubs [Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus] waste energies, twist narratives and continue to shout at the sky, the rest of us are moving forward and focusing every energy on building a better future for European football – together as one,” Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said. “As you know, for the nine clubs who asked to come back into our family, the ECA board has reintegrated them into our structures with renewed commitments to strengthen our association. I welcome them back to the ECA family.”
Nine of the twelve founding members were admitted back to the ECA last month, post-resignation from the Super League. Three of the founding members – Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus are still committed to the Super League idea and are embroiled in a legal battle with UEFA. The latter’s chairman Andreea Agnelli was the ECA chairman prior to the breakaway league.