Dortmund, Bayern ‘reject’ Super League plans – club chairmen

“As FC Bayern, it is our wish and our aim that European clubs live the wonderful and emotional competition that is the Champions League, and develop it together with Uefa.

“FC Bayern says ‘no’ to the Super League.”

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin was quick to praise Rummenigge as one of the “true lovers of football” as European football’s governing body fights the planned Super League.

On Monday, Rummenigge already said he was opposed to the Super League and “does not think” the breakaway competition will solve the European clubs’ financial problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The German Football Association (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) have slammed the Super League, and Ceferin clearly recognises an important ally in Rummenigge.

Bayern Munich, who won the Champions League last season, are the most prominent European club to not have joined the Super League.

“FC Bayern stands in solidarity with the Bundesliga,” added Rummenigge.

“It always was and is a great pleasure for us to be able to play and represent Germany in the Champions League.

“For FC Bayern, the Champions League is the best club competition in the world.”

Rummenigge is the second German voted onto Uefa’s executive committee alongside German FA vice-president Rainer Koch, who was re-elected Tuesday for another four years.