14 premier league clubs have agreed to tell the big six ‘rebel’ clubs to quit the Premier League over their decision to set the European Super league.
Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal ae regarded as the big six.
The European Super League has been announced with 12 clubs set to join, a move that has been widely condemned by football associations and fans.
The deal would mark the greatest revolution in European football since the 1950s, and could kill the lucrative Champions League, which was on Monday due to announce plans to increase in size.
But the other 14 top-flight teams are planning their revenge, agreeing in a meeting on Monday to remove the top six from the premier league while UEFA also plans to kick the clubs out of Europe on Friday..
At a Prem meeting on Tuesday April 20, from which the six giants have been excluded the other teams are set to agree to demand United, Liverpool, City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs all leave the league at the end of the season.
The outsiders are angry at what they called “underhanded” dealing by the Big Six, despite previous promises of unity collective agreements to back the Prem.
Clubs are said to be “angry and dismayed” at the actions of the Six, with a call for disciplinary charges and for the League to officially confirm they will not be granted permission to join the £4.6billion scheme.
But expelling the top six clubs is one option that is being discussed by club chiefs and one exec said: “Lots of options are being explored. They have underestimated the opposition.”
Under Prem rule B6, it would take a vote of three quarters of the 20 clubs to boot any of the Big Six out.
With a maximum of 14 clubs backing any such call, they would fall one vote short
But Rule B11 gives “discretion, right and power” to the League’s Board – chief exec Richard Masters, chairman Gary Hoffman and non-exec director Kevin Beeston – to act in “sole and absolute discretion” to make “final and binding” rulings that are “not subject to appeal”.