Despite 12 teams joining the European Super League, Germany’s two biggest clubs in Bayern and Dortmund won’t follow.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund won’t join the breakaway European Super League, says Hans-Joachim Watzke.
12 European clubs have confirmed their involvement in a new European competition aimed at becoming a direct rival for UEFA’s Champions League.
The German Football Association (DFB) & Bundesliga have denied any plans to become part of the tournament.
Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick: “I’m focused on different topics but I can say that the Super League wouldn't be good for European football…”. Bayern position seems so clear against the Super League, also after BVB statement in the morning. 🚫🇩🇪 #SuperLeague #Bayern
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 19, 2021
Bundesliga title hopefuls RB Leipzig, who have taken part in UEFA’s Champions League and Europa League competitions since 2017, are also reportedly not on board with the idea.
“The board members of the ECA came together for a virtual meeting on Sunday evening, where it was agreed that the board’s decision from last Friday still stands,” confirmed Dortmund CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke, in a statement.
“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.
“Both German clubs on the ECA board, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund shared exactly the same stance throughout all discussions.”
Only clubs from England, Spain, and Italy have signed up for the European Super League so far.
Portuguese giants FC Porto, meanwhile, have confirmed they’ve rejected an invitation to join the competition.