A governance review already being carried out by the Premier League’s chief executive Richard Masters in conjunction with the FA will now focus specifically on ending any such future threat as part of the changes.
The new measures would be designed to make it impossible for any club joining a breakaway league to remain in the Premier League.
Under the Premier League’s existing rule L9 there is a list of other competitions that member clubs are permitted to play in, but the new rule will end any possible ambiguities around new competitions outside the existing football structures.
But amid differing legal interpretations of the rule, the Premier League are now looking to make it explicitly clear so that clubs are not able to attempt this again.
The ‘big six’ are now left in a difficult position after withdrawing from the European Club association and after key executives of the clubs involved were told to leave their positions in the Premier League’s organisational structure.
Barcelona and Real Madrid officials continue to claim the clubs are locked in The Super League for now, and Arsenal chief Josh Kroenke has since confirmed there will be a ‘cost’ for withdrawing.
But it seems that if any of the clubs who want to be involved in a breakaway European Super League competition as well as competing domestically, as was proposed, won’t be doing it in the Premier League.
Unbelievable! Premier League decided on new measures to affect Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham after Super League plot