Five senior officials from the ESL associated Big Six Premier League clubs have stepped down from their roles in the Premier League. The other 14 clubs in the league had voted in favor of removing these officials from the roles they currently held. Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck resigned from his role in the league’s Audit and Remuneration Committee. The Club Broadcast Advisory Group has seen two members leave. Liverpool chairman Tom Werner and Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward have both stepped down. The Club Strategic Advisory Group (CSAG) also had two members stepping down in Arsenal’s chief executive officer Vinai Venkatesham as well as Manchester City‘s chief executive officer Ferran Soriano.
The resignations have come after the Premier League CEO Richard Masters wrote a letter to the concerned executives. He had asked them to reconsider their roles within the organization. They are also looking into any other rules that have been broken leading up to the announcement of the European Super League. The rest of the clubs in ensuring that this is not brushed under the carpet. They are pushing for the Premier League to hand out serious punishments to the guilty parties.
“The trust has gone completely,” one chief executive said. “We will never forget what they tried to do. They are all running around now telling everyone they had nothing to do with it.”
The Premier League’s so-called ‘Big Six’ has confirmed their intention to pull out of the proposed ESL, but many questions have been left unanswered.