West Brom boss Slaven Bilic feels strongly against the creation of the Euro Premier League
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West Brom boss Slaven Bilic feels strongly against the creation of the Euro Premier League

West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic is firmly against the creation of the European Premier League while adding that it won't do justice to English football.

Reports earlier in the week claimed that there were talks being held regarding a new £4.6billion super league that would see top-flight sides from across the continent compete against each other.

Fifa were believed to be interested in the idea going while Uefa were against the plan and Bilic expressed his thoughts on the European Premier League being created.

“I don’t like the idea,” Bilic said. “It happened in basketball in Europe. In my country, we follow basketball.

“In basketball, the Euroleague as they call it, it killed the domestic championships a little bit.

“The clubs were guaranteed to be in it, through the domestic championship you couldn’t qualify so it became a little bit, a little bit League One.
 
“A new European Premier League? I don’t think there is space for that and the Premier League.”

Bilic also touched on fans being charged to watch football as three of West Brom's games were moved to pay-per-view which the manager thinks it will eventually become detrimental to the game.

Premier League matches are now costing fans £14.95 per game and the Croatian boss insists that it is unfair on fans who love and support the game.

“Football is not polo or golf,” he said. “It’s not my money; it’s their money.

“Football should not be free, but affordable. Football is the sport for masses, a working-class sport, and it should be affordable to everybody.”

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