Sean Dyche has joked he would have liked to have been ‘a fly on a wall’ in talks between the Premier League’s big six as the controversial European Super League proposal collapsed.
Plans for a breakaway league featuring Europe’s elite were shelved this week following protests from across the footballing world, supporters and leading governing bodies united against the prospect of the controversial competition.
Each of the Premier League’s big six – Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal – had formally announced their intention to join the Super League, before withdrawing their interest amid a fierce backlash from the sporting world.
Supporters condemned the perceived lack of greed from the Premier League’s wealthiest clubs, with the proposals having included guaranteed annual entry for the founding clubs in a threat to football’s competitiveness.
Burnley were one of several top-flight clubs to publicly criticise the events of the past week and manager Dyche has now offered his verdict on the Super League’s breakdown.
Dyche had praised the reaction of football fans for coming together as a collective, before joking he would have liked to have been present in talks as the proposals collapsed.
”I had a strong feeling that there would be a reaction from all,” Dyche said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Burnley’s trip to Wolves this weekend.
“Fans have looked after football in a way and gripped the situation.
“I would be interested to know what the six were thinking before and then after. If they had a zoom call between them I wouldn’t have minded being a fly on a wall in that.
“It is good for the game when fans gather their thoughts and come together collectively. That is a powerful thing on this occasion.”