In the UK, interest is growing in a different model of football club ownership after anger over the proposal to create a European Super League.
The founding members of the league came from three countries – England, Spain and Italy. Although some of the largest clubs in Europe are based in Germany, no German teams were involved.
This was widely viewed as being related to the role played by German fans in running their clubs. In most cases, commercial investors are not allowed to hold a stake greater than 49%, so that fans – or members – have the opportunity to veto decisions.
Plans to create the European Super League are on hold after several of the teams involved announced their withdrawal.