Sir Alex Ferguson has questioned Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez’s plan for creating a new global competition that would be comprised of two, 20 team leagues.
According to the New York Times, Perez’s current plan involves the introduction of two leagues, each featuring 20 teams, and would see those involved leave their respective domestic leagues to take part.
The competition is believed to be a response to FIFA’s plans to expand the Club World Cup from an annual contest involving seven sides to a 24-team tournament held every four years.
A report in the Financial Times claims that buyout group CVC Capital Partners and FIFA president Gianni Infantino are considering Perez’s plan to restructure club competition.
But Sir Alex cannot see the lure of the competition for any of the Premier League teams.
“I’ve read the report suggesting a world Super League for the elite clubs in Europe which would provide greater finances for the clubs,” Ferguson told ESPN.
“Without question it is money-orientated, but surely this would not be attractive to our clubs in the Premier League, which at the moment is the best domestic league in world football and is well-supported financially by Sky, BT and now Amazon.
“I struggle to see why an English team would need to leave. Furthermore, the attraction of playing in the Champions League is huge for players, coaches and fans alike, as it remains the ultimate test in club football.
“A lot of clubs with great history could be lost if their partners in the Premier League upped sticks. I strongly believe this is a realistic appraisal of the value of domestic football,” he concluded.
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