Galliani Proposes Super League “Without The English” As He Cites Scottish Football’s TV Rights Deal As Key Reason

Galliani Proposes Super League “Without The English” As He Cites Scottish Football’s TV Rights Deal As Key Reason

Monzo CEO and former AC Milan director Adriano Galliani claims a new European Super League without English clubs is a strong possibility.

Silvio Berlusconi’s right-hand man used the huge disparity between the Premier League’s TV rights deal and the rest of Europe as a reason why clubs on the continent need to find ways to level the playing field.  Galliani actually used the SPFL’s £100m agreement with Sky as one of the main examples in his argument:

“The English league gets £4bn and the Scottish league gets £100m so it’s clear that – with parity in the 60,000 fans – things have changed quite a bit [over the years]. The revenues that were once similar become vastly different and as a result, the champions go where the money is, because football is based on those revenues.”


“The 20 English clubs bring in almost four times that which the 20 Serie A teams do. Monza get €33m in television rights, of which we have to give €3m to Serie B. In total: €30m. A newly-promoted team in the Premier League banks €160m. How are we supposed to compete with Nottingham Forest?”

When it was suggested that a Super League could be a solution to the vast disparity in finances, Galliani replied:

“It could be a solution, but without the English. There has to be a Brexit in football too. Who is going to get the English to give up €4bn a year, plus stadiums that are always full. It would therefore be a real European league, without the English.”

One of the big issues facing any Super League, though, is whether it would be a closed shop. If Rangers and Celtic were included, what would the consequences be for every other Scottish club?

Galliani is also an odd person to be coming up with such suggestions, considering he oversees a club in Monza who would likely miss out on all the millions anyway.

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