Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hinted at his unhappiness with the proposed Super League.
His Premier League leaders are one of the twelve founding members of the breakaway European league.
Along with fellow English sides Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, City have signed up to a pan-European competition devoid of promotion or relegation.
Speaking ahead of Wednesday night's trip to Aston Villa, Guardiola said the lack of jeopardy involved in the Super League does not sit well with him.
"It is not a sport where the relation between effort and success does not exist," the City boss said.
"It is not a sport if success is guaranteed or if it doesn’t matter when you lose.
"I have said many times I want the best competition, as strong as possible, especially the Premier League, and not just one team fight, fight, fight and arrives at the top but cannot be qualified, because it is just for a few clubs.
"These teams have been selected, I don’t know the reason why is going to play this competition in the future.
"It is not a sport where success is already guaranteed or it doesn’t matter where you lose. I said many times, I want the best competition.
"I don’t know if the statement will change and four or five teams will be able to go up."
City have been threatened with expulsion from this season's Champions League, ahead of their semi-final with Paris Saint-Germain because of their involvement in the Super League.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also promised to drop a "legislative bomb" on the breakaway six, following meetings with representatives from the FA, Premier League and PFA.
Guardiola said the issue is one for the relevant club presidents to address, claiming that he lacks the full details.
"It is an embryo that is not yet breathing. That is the reality," the ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich head coach told the media.
"We're going to play the Champions League next week and try to reach the final and next season we're going to play in European competitions because we deserve it and won it on the pitch.
"The players have to be focused on Aston Villa. Like all the managers said, we did our job.
"The right people have to clarify, they have the obligation and duty as soon as possible to come out all around the world and clarify what the situation is and why they took their decisions."
Guardiola added, "Ajax have four or five Champions Leagues but will not be there? They have to clarify that for all of us.
"Don't be cynical. Everyone makes their own interests. When you talk about the Premier League and UEFA, they look after their interests. UEFA have also failed.
"They have to communicate and be in touch before. They have to clarify because I don't have all the information to give my opinion. We fought about five substitutions and every team looked at themselves."
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