According to Sky Sports, Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham has stood down from his Premier League role on the Club Strategic Advisory Group (CSAG) following the Gunners part in the failed plan to launch a European Super League.
Venkatesham, who resigned his place on the board of the European Club Association in the midst of the drama, has reportedly left the position following pressure from Premier League CEO Richard Masters.
Officials from four of the five English clubs involved in the proposed breakaway have resigned from other roles within the organisation.
Chelsea’s Bruce Buck has exited the Audit and Remuneration Committee, Manchester United’s Ed Woodward and Liverpool’s Tom Werner have stood down from the Club Broadcast Advisory Group, while Manchester City’s Ferran Soriano, like Venkatesham, will no longer play a part in the CSAG. Sp*rs didn’t have anyone fulfilling a position of note.
It remains to be seen what punishment, if any, will be imposed on the ‘Big Six’ by the 14 other sides in the top flight. An investigation into their behaviour is ongoing.
As The Athletic (£) reported earlier this week, the situation has forced the Premier League to prematurely part ways with its director of football Richard Garlick, presumably due to a conflict of interests. The qualified solicitor, who specialises in sports law, is due to join Arsenal as our head of football operations later this year.