Three London clubs are among the 12 European giants who have joined forces to create a new Super League.
They join AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid as the 12 founders of the controversial competition.
Three further clubs are expected to join soon, while a further five will be allowed entry to the 20-team competition each season.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was asked about football’s biggest talking point at his press conference earlier today, while Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta fended off questions on the subject yesterday.
Here’s everything those who manage ‘big six’ clubs have said on the plans to date…
Tuchel has only been at Chelsea since January and was asked about the plans at his press conference today.
“I know it since yesterday but I’m here to be in the hardest competition,” he said. “That’s what I love, to play the toughest competitions in Europe. That’s why I’m at Chelsea.
“I don’t get involved with all these subjects around us, I’m a bit sad all these subjects are around now.
“I want to play these club competitions, I trust the club to make the right decisions and it’s too early to judge everything and it’s not my part. On my badge from Chelsea it says I have to play my role.
“My role is to be coach, to be focused and we have an important game coming up tomorrow.”
Arteta was asked about the plans after Sunday’s draw with Fulham, but was reluctant to comment.
However, speaking last year when plans were first announced, Arteta called for unity.
“It’s like a new format is coming every three or four days,” he said at the time.
“There will be more coming out very soon. Again I ask for some unity here, defend the interests of everybody like has been the case in the UK.
“That’s what has made this league so unique – if things have to evolve in one way or another let’s try to do it and find the right solution.”
Spurs are now without a manager after sacking Jose Mourinho earlier today, but the Portuguese always refused to comment on the matter anyhow.
He insisted it was a matter for those at boardroom level, not the manager.
“I leave it for Mr Levy,” Mourinho said when asked about it earlier this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about the proposals after Sunday’s 3-1 win over Burnley, but refused to give too much away.
The Norwegian insisted the matter was one for the club to comment on rather than himself.
“I am dealing with the news this afternoon, the speculation,” Solskjaer said. “I don’t think it is for me to comment on now. We just have to wait and see what happens.
“As I have said, I have seen the speculation or news this afternoon. I can’t comment.
“It is an issue for the clubs to comment on.”
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City chief Pep Guardiola previously stated that he believed any proposal would have to retain the quality of the various domestic leagues.
“I have the feeling we cannot lose the local leagues, what it means for the FA Cup, the leagues,” he said.
“What we should do is make every single league in Europe stronger than what it is, less teams, better championships, better League One, better League Two, better Premier League with less teams in every competition. Go to the quality over quantity.
“To make a super Premier League, you have to reduce the teams, but we cannot kill the lower divisions or the Premier League itself.”
Jurgen Klopp has previously admitted his opposition to the plans and is set to be asked about the subject when his team face Leeds United on Monday evening.
He said two years ago: “I hope this Super League will never happen.
“With the way the Champions League is now running, football has a great product, even with the Europa League.
“For me, the Champions League is the Super League, in which you do not always end up playing against the same teams.
“Of course, it is [financially] important, but why should we create a system where Liverpool faces Real Madrid for 10 straight years? Who wants to see that every year?”