The new head of the failed European Super League hopes to relaunch the competition with a new format and with the participation of German clubsides.

“Of course I will also like to convey to the German clubs what has changed in the approach,” Bernd Reichart, new head of A22 Sports Management and former chief executive of German broadcaster RTL, said.

The company, which represents the Super League teams, is “looking forward to talks in every European territory.”

The original Super League project was led by Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus.

It collapsed in the face of widespread anger among fans, clubs and federations, including world football governing body FIFA and European football ruling body UEFA.

German clubs were not among the founding 12 members, of which nine withdrew within a few hours after the announcement of the breakaway league in April 2021.

There was particularly strong criticism of the concept.

Under the original idea, the 12 founding members were guaranteed participation in the Super League regardless of their domestic league performances.

Reichart said that now “the concept of permanent membership has been taken off the table by the clubs involved.”

Currently, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus, are involved in a legal battle against UEFA at the European Court of Justice.

The clubs accuse the federation of operating a monopoly and a formal ruling is expected next year.

“I am very curious and very motivated to see what the clubs really think and whether (UEFA president) Aleksander Ceferin’s office really speaks for all clubs in Europe,” Reichart said.(dpa/NAN)