Juventus president and chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), Andrea Agnelli discussed in an interview with Linkiesta Forecast Magazine, his vision for the football of the future.
Champions League and Super League reform?
“The polarization process will continue and will be unstoppable.”
“The number of clubs that will give life to the top of the movement will have to be re-discussed: not to satisfy the wishes of a greedy group of entrepreneurs, but to ensure that the football offer is adequate to demand and to guarantee quality.”
“We need to reach the public, the great fuel of the show, with new distribution models.”
“Football of the future has a duty to cultivate investment protection, remuneration levels and an adequate distribution of proceeds.”
Football’s health status?
“Football has hidden many structural defects in its monolithic pyramid for years, which, in more than a century and a half of history, has undergone some significant restorations.”
“Amateurs don’t play anymore, young people don’t get close to sports and consumers have to select much more than before.”
“In the meantime, the new generation Z appears, which has values, as well as interests of its own, very different from those who preceded it.”
“Nobody denies the need for independent third parties, which can be leagues and federations, but to date the players cannot decide on the calendars, entrepreneurs and investors cannot determine formats and rules of access and collect proceeds through the intermediation of third authorities.”
“The football show has everything to continue to thrive: from protagonists to investors and fans, these three components are the foundations on which to rebuild.”