Bayern Munich is against the idea of European Super League

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is firmly against the idea of European Super League. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is firmly against the idea of European Super League. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich is not going to back the idea of the European Super League as of now. The German Champions is one of the most powerful and biggest clubs in Europe, so they will be in conversation whenever the idea is pitched.

At the start of the 2020/21 campaign, there were numerous in England suggesting that talks regarding Super League have been well advanced. Former Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu also confirmed that the Spanish club has agreed to join the Super League to secure the financial future of the club.

Meanwhile, Manchester United also rubbished claims about advanced talks related to Super League. The news regarding Super League eventually died, but as the game continues to grow, there is a strong possibility that big clubs will talk about holding such a tournament in the future.

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge holds strong opinions against the idea of a breakout league. While speaking to TZ (via Daily Mail), Rummenigge admitted that domestic leagues should be a priority, so the idea of Super League should not be entertained.

"“If the system changed, it could make it more difficult for many people to identify with football.”“It could cause serious damage to the national leagues, that is why I have my reservations. If I had to decide today for Bayern, I would decline.”"

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Rummenigge also admitted that he understands why some clubs might be pushing the idea due to the damaging financial impact due to the pandemic. However, the bigger picture is that Super League will be damaging for the domestic leagues.

UEFA is also reportedly planning to make changes to the format of the Champions League from 2024. Europe’s governing body may try to expand the tournament, allowing more participation in the tournament. An increase in games will be bad news for players since the complete calendar is already hectic due to league and cup commitments.

Winning the Champions League gives the ultimate feeling to club fans. Bayern fans have enjoyed this feeling thrice in this century. The Super League will become monotonous as fixtures will be almost constant every year, and the league format will not give the thrill of knockout rounds.

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It is commercially appealing for broadcasters as the best games are more often delivered when the best teams compete in Europe. However, the repetitive nature of games in the Super League will eventually make these big clashes monotonous. As of now, it would be better if clubs stick to the usual format of the Champions League.