Celtic release official European Super League statement

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Celtic's place in the UEFA Champions League is not secure. The club have made it into the group stages of the competition as a result of winning the Premiership the past couple of seasons. But before that, they had failed to qualify for a number of years. Thus, it is not hard to see why some fans might be interested to see the Hoops potentially take part in the European Super League.

The idea had first seen the light of day in 2021 but clubs started to opt out of it very soon. And most people had thought that there was no path forward for it.

The European Super League has now made its way back into the headlines though, with a new format in place. But several clubs have publicly announced that they do not support the competition.

Celtic have joined the list of clubs who do not support the European Super League. An official statement on the club's website read:

"Celtic plays an important, leading role within the European Club Association framework and as a club, we are fully committed to working through the ECA, alongside our fellow European clubs to uphold the values that define European football.

We can only achieve our objectives through the strong partnership ECA enjoys with UEFA.

The wider European football community is not supportive of the ESL, and Celtic, like many other clubs, will continue to promote the interests and protection of football’s broader family through the ECA and UEFA."

Celtic release official European Super League statement

Thus, it is pretty clear that Celtic are not going to be a part of the 'new' European Super League. And while it looks like there are plans in place to try and make it successful this time around, there do not seem to be many top-level clubs who have an interest in joining the competition other than Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

It remains to be seen how things play out over the coming days and weeks. Rumours are also doing the rounds online that UEFA is considering sticking with the current Champions League format and not going forward with the one that was supposed to be in place from next season, which would increase the number of teams from 32 to 36.

Most football fans seem to be against the idea of the concept of the European Super League altogether. Under these circumstances, it is hard to see it being a successful venture.