June 18, 2021

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Liverpool legend predicts more of stakeholders will lose their jobs

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Graeme Souness says Ed Woodward’s Man Utd exit is “just the beginning” as Super League plans crumble; “It’s just the tip of the iceberg. I think you’ll see a lot more people who will have to resign their positions once the truth comes out about who was involved and who was driving it”

Graeme Souness insists Ed Woodward’s departure from Manchester United is just the beginning of the European Super League fallout, and the Liverpool legend expects more people to lose their jobs in the days and weeks ahead.The Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ – United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham – have all now issued statements saying they are pulling out of the Super League, which had only been formally confirmed to the public on Sunday.

On Tuesday evening, United also announced that Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman, would stand down at the end of the year. He was heavily criticised by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on Monday for his role in the formation of the Super League. Sky Sports News has been told the decision for Woodward to leave United is an amicable one and unrelated to the Super League proposal.

Souness, who won three European Cups as a player at Anfield, expects the outcry from fans to continue while those responsible are still in position at their clubs.

“They will not forgive them because they come on, talk a good game, tell us how much they love their football clubs, how much they are behind it and it for the long term, and they’ve been shown to be people that would take the quick money. They would sell their soul, basically.

“They were going to sell the souls of our major football institutions. They go beyond football clubs and they mean so much to so many people. They were selling institutions, selling their souls for quick money, and our supporters will not forgive them. I don’t know how these clubs will manage to get back onside.

“It’s just the tip of the iceberg. I think you’ll see a lot more people who will have to resign their positions once the truth comes out about who was involved and who was driving it.”

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