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The decision of the Premier League’s Big Six to join the European Super League didn’t bode down well with many, and many of the clubs’ chiefs will be set to face certain sanctions from the Premier League.
According to reports, Arsenal and Chelsea chiefs have been asked to quit their Premier League roles. Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck and Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham have been asked to step down from their Premier League positions.
Premier League chief executive, Richard Masters, led a meeting of the other 14 clubs, and has asked representatives of the Big Six Premier League sides to step down on Wednesday.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has been urged by the club’s supporters trust group to step down from his position, and suffered further embarrassment when he was told to relinquish his position on the Premier League’s nominations and remuneration committee where he had been a key lieutenant to former executive chairman Richard Scudamore.
Meanwhile, the Chelsea Supporters Trust has now called for the heads of club chairman Bruce Buck and chief executive Guy Lawrence following their involvement in the European Super League.
“The CST is appalled with the tone and insincerity of the statement issued by CFC today.
“We request a full and in-depth explanation as to why the board took the decision to turn their back on the European competition and for CFC to explain why they signed up to the Super League without prior consultation with their loyal supporters.
“We are disappointed that an apology has not been included in the statement.
“The legacy of our club was put at risk for what appears to have been solely for financial gain.
“The CST presently have little or no confidence in our current leadership at board level.
“On Monday Bruce Buck extensively defended CFC’s plan to remain in the Super League at a fan’s forum meeting.
“Buck alongside Guy Laurence (CEO) appears to have given no consideration towards the loyal supporters, so their positions would seem untenable moving forward.”