"It is only commercially thinking" - Louis van Gaal on the European Super League & Champions League

Publisert 18. april. 2021
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Speaking in 2016, Louis van Gaal hit out at plans at a proposed European Super League. The Manchester United manager also called for the Champions League to revert back to only being open to champions.
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  • Who waiting Manchester protest on here in 5 years time

  • Just mad dutch leagues are in decay

  • As a United Fan, I miss Van Gaal. "LOUIS VAN GAALS ARMY!!!" 😂😂😂

  • As a United Fan, I miss Van Gaal. "LOUIS VAN GAALS ARMY!!!" 😂😂😂

  • Sky sports retro u done it again

    • I always liked big Lou.

  • he's right if you ain't first you last,2,3 and 4th teams in the top 5 leagues should not be in the champions league,it should only be for champions

  • Sky sports retro u done it again

    • Winners Cup and the rest of the clubs in Europa Cup. Lose all the group stages and just play knock out. Then it's interesting. Yes it means the likes of Chelsea, Madrid or Aja

  • Why is he warring the utd clothes lol have I missed something is he still working there

    • you have a perfect system.

  • What sport is it talking about?Football is business since 40 or 50 years ago, it s not a fair game when a big and rich club can just buy the small teams and than become champion, with money not with capacity and VG has always been with the rich clubs, he looks for high salary like everybody in football, hypocrisy

    • @Ailsa Ni where is the story?

    • Ill tell the real story. It starts with J and ends in ews.

  • He is spot on. Remember when they changed the rules so Liverpool could play in it. They didn't even finish in the top 4 that year.

  • Why nobody in the comments is actually talking about what Van Gaal said? He's bashing the champions league format, and how there's clubs that aren't champions but still play in the champions league... He talked about champions league more than the super league lol.

    • Finally someone actually understood what he said

    • Exactly

    • It's because everybody thinks FIFA/UEFA are some saints, they're the ones implementing these commercial rules, but yet the Superleague is the one "ruining football"

    • Yes lol, notices how they completely missed his poit

  • Rich millionaires tryin tellin us stuff bout commercialization 😂🙄

  • "Only in sex masochism is this allowed!"

    • Ill tell the real story. It starts with J and ends in ews.

  • He is dead right. The only time that we had a champions league was when it was the European Cup, with the odd exception being the winners allowed to defend, even if they didn’t win their league that season.

  • Jes fotbal is to win, not to be sekond or tird!

    • Ill tell the real story. It starts with J and ends in ews.

  • He's correct. It's called The Champions League and teams that haven't won the league are entered. Silliness.

  • Bravo for Louis van Gaal . Football is a game for public. For fans. For children. Not for multi billioners.

  • False flag attack made by FIFA to save the Qatar World Cup.

  • Very smart man

  • Ill tell the real story. It starts with J and ends in ews.

  • I always liked big Lou.

  • We need more people like him

  • He is absolutely spot on. This is all UEFA's fault. They should have kept the CHAMPIONS League just for the respective league winners. Then the Cup Winners play in the Cup Winners Cup and the rest of the clubs in Europa Cup. Lose all the group stages and just play knock out. Then it's interesting. Yes it means the likes of Chelsea, Madrid or Ajax could be eliminated in the first robin round. But the Europa League will be of much higher stature with all those 2nd to 6th clubs of the big 5 leagues. Raise the prize money and you have a perfect system.

  • lol all this talk about the good of football etc. You guys really don't get it. UEFA, FIFA all those other federations doesn't care about the good of football or the fans. All they care is money and if the status quo is held the corruption and other sh*t will continue. Super league was not perfect but it was a hope for a change...

  • Our bosses always said they'll never sell the soul of the club and betray their fans for more money. I'm paraphrasing here a bit but those were the words of the legendary Uli Hoeneß!

  • Champions league reform now. Champs only.

  • Louis van Gaal in tears in his last farewell from Ajax Amsterdam before he goes to Barcelona. nolong.info/show/kuCTe6umeNiHYok/video.html

  • Why he with man utd shirt??

  • #SayNoToSuperLeague!

  • I dont know if hes for or against the idea of an esl

  • "That was sex masochism" - LVG Only the real ones know when he said that..🤣🤣🤣😭

  • The champions league should be between the champions of all EU countries it is wierd that the number 5-6 of England can get in but the champion from some countries will never be able to get into the champions league this way the money flow will go into 1 compitition and the others will become more poor and poor over time.

  • While commercially thinking is true - even to the Champions League which already has teams finishing 3rd and 4th domestically, qualifying for the money... it is not only the club owners thinking about money. The players are greedy as well! The Sky pundits are well paid! The money has gone too far. Players at the top clubs getting 200k - 300k per week is now just normal. Key players at top clubs can be earning even more and that's from the club alone, before taking into consideration sponsorship deals and many of them having their own business on the side along with other investments. In England now there's a top 6 clubs, only 4 Champions League places. Players are sulking and upset, wanting to transfer away if they're not in the Champions League - how much that comes down to reduced earnings because they haven't met contract requirements, or whether they genuinely want to be competing for the Champions League title is subject to opinion. The top leagues with 3 or 4 Champions League places have benefited greatly from that! It has filtered money down to the smaller clubs and they can pay for players they couldn't have afforded previously. The top clubs couldn't have attracted as many top players without a near guarantee of Champions League games to offer them. If winning the prem was a requirement to qualify for the CL, all of the top 6 clubs would've missed out on many of the big name players they've signed over the years! This has raised the level of competition for the Premiership no question about it. Young players getting cl experience when they're not in a team that's winning the league, is an extra crucial part of they're experience so they can learn, improve and win it later. Van Gaal is a little too old fashioned in what he said here. But the super league idea is horrible.

  • Where was the outrage handing Qatar a World Cup? Football is dead already.

  • He is right IMO. When the "champions league" is won by a 3rd or 4th place team in their league it makes me go nuts.... Is this the "champions league" or the mid table scramma jamma ?

  • What was he triying to say haha

  • This is facts...the champions league should be about champions...wether it be winning the league or the cups that should be the only way of entry...not being 2nd, 3rd or 4th...

  • GLAZERS OUT!

  • Thank god the Super League didn’t happen but it’s also been a bit of a blessing in disguise for our great club with Ed the 🤡 resigning and Glazers looking to sell.

  • He is 100% right

  • He’s right about the ucl it’s should be between champions

  • 100% right for what he said about champions league

  • Sky sports retro forever keeping up with the trolling 😂

  • We need more people like him

  • Yeah I'm sure, this idea coming from the guys who r playing FIF4 E4 Sp0rts n also Winnin11 or P3S 😂 Custom League🤣

  • VAR: Van gaals nose is onside

  • I think the organizers are pretty out of touch with the fans.

  • So this is why they got rid of Mourinho and Van Gaal and yet give Ole more opportunities and time than even they had. It makes sense. All those trips in preseason to other countries on tight schedule to play those stupid competitions against the teams who are funny enough part of this coupe. They have been planning this for years and saw an opportunity and needed the right people in and they have their man.

  • .. Or 4th in arsenals case.

  • Sirs and the fors team

  • activate the reactor.....free mars

  • I agree with LVG. But not only champions. League Champs and Runner-ups should be eligible. Only these two teams from every league. Not 4-5 teams from one league. Only champs and runner-ups...

    • @D Gray yep, I'm agree with u bro.

    • The problem is the difference between countries leagues. It means that the winner of the CL would probably only be a team from big nations like England, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Say bye-bye to the rest. And the already existing monetary difference is massive. Clubs from the PL make significantly more money already. Same for La Liga and Serie A. There is no fair level. And the nr 1-4 from the PL can beat pretty much any club from smaller countries. It has become a business already on the largest scale. The idea of sportsmanship has long been gone.

  • Don’t see it happening

  • its only the teams with billionaire owners and teams who put financial interests first that are behind this! they should restructure football and have at least 40% of the club owned by the fans!

  • Hes got a point but im against the esl

  • Commercially thinking! Football is commercial these days, everyone in the comments given me the impression that Fifa and Uefa are the good guys here! The only difference is changing the money from their pockets to clubs pockets, poor people won't benefit in both situations so how about we let them outside of this conversations and admit it's about greed from both sides but at least the one who do the actual job can keep the money this time.

  • ESLeave it, go away and never come back

  • LOUIS GOATED

  • Who’s here after the European super league is in the mud? 👏

  • Totally agree!! Super league is garbage in many ways.. only looking at the money, greedy scumbags!!

  • To be fair uefa and fifa aren't opposed to this because of the good of the game or the fans lol it's because they're on the outside, believe me as soon as they work out how to get in on the deal they will

  • Published by the subscription tv channel Sky Sports. Jokers.

  • Funny how this one turns up now...

  • LvG was onto something here. Why teams finishing 2nd and 3rd get automatic slots is ridiculous. There should be a more expansive qualifying stage for the group stage, where everyone has to qualify in some respect. If you are a champion, maybe you only have one round of qualifying in order to qualify. But, if you finished 2nd or 3rd, even in a big league, you should have to win some games to prove you belong. Make it one leg, high seed hosts, with replays. What a great opportunity for the smaller clubs in Europe to travel to or host a big club, and think of the drama of Man City having to go and grind out a replay win at Partizan Belgrade to make the group stage. Would make for absolutely riveting television.

  • 100% right champions only.

  • This video is 4 years ago hw does he kniw all that 🧐🧐🧐🧐

  • If this guy played better football I’d have loved him to stay at Utd

  • Absolute legend

  • Dey no eat the cookie and buy it also. Everyone wants cookie. But we have to flap wings and see the stars in the skies. It is not fair if we have to dongle with the sheepdogs and they don't! 0_0 so all I'm saying is don't leave a mountain close to a river if the river wants to be not near a mountain! Give it a a a a a a mountain less environment. Nobody likes mountains. Except some people. But most not. XD

  • I'm all for the Champions League being only for champions, but it is just not feasible. One team only from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and England respectively? Millions of viewers lost, billions of pounds. But this Super League is something else entirely. You have to be a great team to play in the CL - champion or not. That won't be the case with this “Super League”. Everyone should boycott it.

  • Fans of football/ super league....stop ......crying, youl get used to it, and you'l pay to watch it, and youl enjoy it. Cry me a river whilst youre at it. Just like all the pundits will do the punditry and wont step down once sky televise it. Your lives will continue, this will pass. #superleague 🤓

  • Whats the big deal. Is just one league. Champions league will still b played etc

  • LVG knew Man Utd was not a football club but a business

  • I’m a Burnley fan and despite the fierce rivalry with Man Utd, I have to say I appreciate LVG

  • Let Barca and Real play matches every week.American wrestling uuuuuhahahahaaaaaaaa

  • I have heard Juventus fan channels like @UCeBaWotOodzfZ8UZlZO_7Ew ( nolong.info/show/c8ilm4KflpqDqmQ/video.html ) supporting it just because they want to upgrade themselves and watch more entertaining matches. It shouldn't even be a debate that ESL is a bad idea. If you're supporting it you're either against the ethics of sports or you have actually not contemplated enough on the cons of it.

  • Created by the poor, stolen by the rich.

    • You still can see poor people playing football. They wont steal all the balls in the world.

  • Tbh, I think a superleague would be a good idea, but it shouldn't be with the same clubs. For example, every club in Europe who plays well, so maybe like the top 5/6 in England, but like only the first 2 in The Netherlands and Portugal, but at least 1 club from every league in Europe, will play qualifying matches against each other. The 20 teams which will come out on top, will join the superleague. So basically, it will be promotion from the national leagues. And every year, all 20 teams of the league will be reset, and will also have to play the qualifying matches against the champions of the national leagues, to determine the 20 teams for next year. I feel like that would improve overall quality of football, and it will give the top teams a real reason to fight for championships, because they have a chance to join the superleague

  • I ask you sth. You watch football because of team or league? In my opinion, I support European super league. The culture thinking or The history of the club doesn't make money. It wasn't doing enough to help pay for the players' wages and the team's fee #SupportEuropeanSuperLeague

  • I can't understand all these Super League naysayers. All they are talking about is how bad it is and how it'll kill the football spirit. What the heck is the football spirit anyway? They use fancy Robin-Hood-like communist slogans: "Created by the poor, stolen by the rich". Was it stolen though? I tend to think that it was refined, developed, and brought to a new level. What football would look like without great managers like Perez? I doubt that we would have all these nice big stadiums. It has suddenly become bad to be rich. Although, the only thing that differs between the rich and the poor is that the latter are too lazy to work as hard as the first. Perez was able to attract previously unimaginable investments for the creation of the Super League. Undoubtedly, this will only benefit the development of the game. People for some mysterious reason desperately support UEFA. But what have they done for the development of football? All they seem to do is to fail big clubs. Hence, the CEOs had to act to save their businesses. And be not mistaken, a football club first and foremost is a company. Thus, its main role is generating income. And there's nothing bad about it. Put yourself in Perez's shoes. What would you do in his situation? How would you act? Imagine the US government telling Tim Cook to cut down the production of iPhones because America needs more Motorolas. Hilarious, right? UEFA has shown its real face of greedy bureaucrats, dictators, and usurpers in this situation. People who threat to ban anything are not good. But even their threats would benefit the Super League. They don't favor letting players leaving for national matches anyway. And why do people fight so much for national leagues and competitions? Do they promote patriotism? Isn't it just another word for racism? It would explain why there are so many so-called 'fans', who are ultras, in reality, supporting UEFA. If you still don't understand why the Super League is a good idea and why UEFA is a harmful organization, I would highly recommend you read some of Ayn Rand's books. Anyway, I would like to appreciate Florentino Perez and his partners for this bold move and to wish to overcome all the challenges in the nearest future. In the dark times, we live indeed.

  • we want super league

  • .

  • Do Queen’s park raisins qualify for super league ?

  • Yes, that one you can stick in your pocket!

  • 12 teams decides to leave, "It's the death of football"... guys, come on!

  • Van gaal dito sounds like cristiano eyes closed 😐

  • We shouldnt just be mad at super league, uefa and fifa are also money greedy bastards. Tbf city psg and the qatar world cup are prime examples of that. The only reason uefa and fifa are mad is because they have no share in super league.

  • When Trump changes his wig! 🤣🤣🤣

  • When I first started watching football I actually thought that was what the Champions League was, competition amongst each Champion lol silly me.

  • Louis who ? 😁😁😁😁😁

    • You must be new to football

  • Van gaal said it correct. This guy desserves respect .🎩

  • I'm sorry. "When its a competition, it is only fod champions" MANCHESTER UNITED WERENT EVEN IN THE UCL LAST YEAR WTF

    • This is when utd were somewhat good

  • Time to kick the scavengers out of the game and follow the German model. Have fans help steer football's future otherwise the soul of the game will be sold for overpriced merch and tickets like American franchise garbage

  • Philosophy

  • It's only GREED

  • He's right. Champions League for the Champions only

  • I am a Spurs fan and would love this man to me be out manager. He plays the beautiful game as it should be played.

  • True like a cow

  • England must bow to the Super League NFL, MLB, NBA Are these athletes playing for 2nd? Really? Just another mindless, over confident European. Just another person North America will have to bailout or save.

  • legend!! wise words from a wise man!