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Bayern CEO Rummenigge distances club from Super League

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Should the Super League come to pass, it looks like it will do so without Bayern Munich. 

Club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has released a statement claiming the Bavarian giants did not have a hand in the Super League's formulation.

On Sunday night, twelve teams announced their intention to press ahead with the Super League, but noticeably no German names were present.

It was believed that Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig were potential late additions to the breakaway dozen.

On Monday afternoon, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke distanced the club from the Super League.

He cited the now-approved reformation of the Champions League, saying, "The board members of the European Club Association (ECA) came together for a virtual meeting on Sunday evening, where it was agreed that the board's decision from last Friday still stands

"This decision dictates that all clubs wish to implement the proposed reforms to the UEFA Champions League. The ECA board members took a clear stance in rejecting plans for the establishment of a Super League."

Watzke added, "Both German clubs on the ECA board, FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund shared exactly the same stance throughout all discussions."

His Bayern counterpart Rummenigge has underlined that stance, saying, "FC Bayern did not participate in the planning of a Super League."

Clubs and players involved with the Super League proposal have been threatened with bans from UEFA competitions by Aleksander Ceferin.

Rummenigge believes the changes to the Champions League will offer enough of a financial stability to European clubs.

The German legend added, "I don't think the Super League will solve the European clubs' financial problems caused by COVID-19.

"Rather, all clubs in Europe should work in solidarity to ensure that the cost structure, in particular the players' salaries and agents' fees, are adjusted to the income in order to make European football more rational."

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