BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche is unsure whether English football fans would buy-in to a European Super League, because of the lack of an underdog.

German news outlet Der Spiegel last week revealed discussions had taken place with several elite clubs to form a 16-team European Super League, with a view to launching as early as 2021, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Milan and PSG. But Dyche feels it would lack one vital aspect of the domestic football mentality.

“Part of the marvel for British viewers is they like the underdog thing,” he said. “So if it was just elite playing elite all the time, there wouldn’t be as much of that. The British public like to see teams (doing well against the odds). They enjoyed us last season – loads of fans came up to me and said ‘brilliant’, seeing someone different up there.

“It will find a way, and if the powers that be want it to - usually generated by money, by way of earning more and more, and gaining world recognition, which the Premier League has brought year after year, arguably one of the most recognised leagues in the world – I presume they’re getting an increased version of that somewhere down the line.”