Boris Johnson calls European Super League 'a cartel'

Man City chief apologises to leading English football figures for role in European Super League

CEO Ferran Soriano spoke with the Football Association, the Premier League and English Football League at Sunday’s Carabao Cup final looking to make peace for the chaos of the previous week

Miguel Delaney
Chief Football Writer
@MiguelDelaney
Wednesday 28 April 2021 14:19
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Manchester City chief Ferran Soriano apologised to the heads of England's football authorities for the distress caused by the Super League plans at Sunday's Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

The Independent has been told by sources in the room that the Catalan went around the tables of the Football Association, the Premier League and English Football League, looking to make peace for the chaos of the previous week.

It is understood that the mood was forgiving, and that Soriano's gesture was well received.

Relations between the City official and the parties were said to be highly cordial, with part of that also down to the fact the club were the first to officially withdraw from the proposal.

Such a gesture comes amid a mood of wider tension in the Premier League, as the so-called "other 14" - as well as various others stakeholders in English football - seek to figure out the correct punishment for the breakaway six.

Many are speaking about relationships and trust being badly broken for the long term, which is something Soriano wanted to try and start fixing.

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