Uefa need to change after breakaway plot, warns Inter coach

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 23 Apr 2021

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte, whose club were one of 12 involved in the failed Super League project, believes Uefa need to think hard on sharing revenues.

Italy's Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus on Wednesday reluctantly followed all six English clubs as well as Spain's Atletico Madrid in giving up on a new tournament.

Conte said he believes the system of distribution of rights by governing bodies needs to evolve.

"Only a small part is given to clubs participating in competitions," said the former Chelsea and Juventus coach after the Serie A leaders were held 1-1 in a midweek league game against Spezia.

"Clubs invest a lot in players and coaches," Conte added. "Clubs must be rewarded more appropriately."

Italian champions Juventus, whose president Andrea Agnelli was a driving force in the super project, accepted the withdrawal of most of the founding teams made the plan unworkable.

Yet the Turin club are "convinced of the soundness of the project."

Like Juventus, AC Milan did not withdraw formally from the project but said they were bowing to a backlash from fans around the world. Club director Paolo Maldini apologized to fans before the team's 2-1 loss at home against Sassuolo.

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