Former Inter Director Ernesto Paolillo feels that the new Financial Fair Play regulations from UEFA are a concession to the clubs to pushed for the Super League.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio, Paolillogave his thoughts on the new FFP rules to come into force over the coming seasons.
UEFA is planning to scrap the existing FFP rules and change them with new regulations, with the governing body’s argument being that the existing rules have become untenable to follow due to the pandemic.
These changes accompany new changes to the format of the Champions League as well, with the governing body aiming to restructure a number of apsects of football at the top level.
Paolillo feels that these changes have been taken by UEFA because they felt pressured after last year’s attempts by a number of big European clubs to found a breakaway Super League.
“My opinion on the reforms carried out by UEFA is absolutely negative,” he said, “because the system has not been modernized with the right rules.”
He continued that “The experience of these years of Financial Fair Play had highlighted problems that could be solved. Instead, a palliative has been created in favour of those who are unable to make ends meet or who do not undertake to do so.”
“They have given themselves the opportunity to increase their losses and that’s it,” he added, “all this does not make the sporting side of things fair.”
Paolillo gave the view that “UEFA were frightened by the Super League idea, and to avoid this they gave a concession to the big names who wanted to leave UEFA, and betrayed the interests of football in general.”
“UEFA bowed to those who wanted the Super League,” he added.