Finance guru: Tottenham could now send 'controversial' message to fans after news from Spain
There is every chance that Tottenham will consider rejoining the revised Super League.
That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about English clubs’ potential involvement in the breakaway plot.
Spurs were one of nine teams in total and six from the Premier League to abandon the competition just days after its inception in April last year.
One of the main reasons cited by supporters for their objection to the Super League was the lack of a meritocratic system, with founder clubs guaranteed a spot every season.
The organisers of the Super League – which is still backed by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus – insist that their revised formulation would involve a promotion-relegation mechanism,
But La Liga published an explainer video last Friday (4 November) which claimed that this suggestion is false and that the new Super League would again be a closed shop.
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Spurs refused to confirm whether or not their stance on the Super League had changed when asked by Football Insider last Tuesday (1 November).
Plumley argues that it is impossible to rule out English teams once again rebelling against football’ established order.
“Liverpool seem pretty firm on their stance whereas others haven’t said very much,” the Sheffield Hallam University expert told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“It’s probably slightly controversial but I get the feeling that clubs would entertain it again. How that is pitched is the big factor.
“You have got to be on the charm offensive with fans and it has got to be really well thought through, more so than last time because it was so poorly executed. That set the Super League back a long way.
“But I can’t see any feasible situation in which it doesn’t come back around. Then you would presume they would start to look at some of the big English clubs and want them on board.
“It’s then about how those clubs put it towards their fans. Spurs have said very little, so it is one of those where it is up in the air. There are a lot of moving parts.
“It all depends on how it’s pitched. Does it mean you would stay in your domestic leagues? Where is the battleground with UEFA and the Champions League?
“That is what the clubs will be the message put to the fans, but I don’t think it’s off the table for any of the English clubs.“