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Jorge Sampaoli condemns the creation of the Super League: ‘Attack on equality’ – Prime Time Zone

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The former Santos and Atlético-MG coach celebrated the fact that Olympique had ‘dissociated’ from the project promoted by Real Madrid.

Reproduction / Olympique de MarseilleJorge Sampaoli is coach of Olympique de Marseille

Or argentinian Jorge Sampaolitechnician Olympic Marseille – the only French club to win a Europe Champions League -, criticized this Thursday, 22, the project of European Super League, calling it an “attack on equality”. “I have no tools to say whether it is punishable or not (to the 12 clubs that supported the Super League). It would be very important for this attack on equality to generate a global analysis of what is happening so that, instead of the instances being more separate, they get a little closer, ”said Sampaoli at a news conference.

The former coach of Santos e Atlético-MG celebrated the fact that Olympique has “dissociated” from the project promoted by Real Madrid. “The owner (American businessman Frank McCourt) said he was far from that option.” The French club – winner of the Champions in 1993 – was not among the 12 founders of the Superliga and was not expected to be invited to participate at first, since the place reserved for France was initially allocated to the Paris Saint Germain. Sampaoli, who also led the teams in Argentina and Chile, deepened his criticism of the plan for Europe’s richest clubs. “I think that in the world of football, and in the world in general, the most important issue to resolve is basically unequal opportunities. In other words, it does not seem strange to me that a group of economically powerful people has agreed to take from those who have less ”, he concluded.

* With information from EFE Agency

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