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Al-Khelaïfi influence grows with election as ECA chairman, replacing Agnelli

Nasser Al-Khelaifi (by Xavier Laine/Getty Images).

The European Clubs Association, the professional football clubs interest body, has moved to appoint Paris-Saint Germain’s Nasser Al-Khelaïfi as its new chairman, replacing the departed Andrea Agnelli.

The news comes amid a dramatic week for the ECA and tops off a positive few days for the PSG president, whose club was among three – alongside German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund – revealed to have turned down the opportunity to become founding members of the controversial European Super League.

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