Juventus chairman takes over job from Karl-Heinz Rumenigge
VIDEO SHOWS: ECA PRESIDENT ANDREA AGNELLI AT NEWS CONFERENCE SHOWS: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017)(ECA - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW ECA PRESIDENT ANDREA AGNELLI, SITTING NEXT TO KARL-HEINZ RUMMENIGGE, SAYING: "It is a privilege for me to be sitting here on your left. You have been a great leader on the pitch, you have been a great leader off the pitch and we did spend five very intense years and I owe you a lot for the man that I have become because through your guidance, your experience, you did grow me as a manager, as a man and for this I am going to be eternally thankful for this. " STORY: Chairman of Italian club Juventus Andrea Agnelli became the new European Club Association (ECA) boss on Tuesday (September 5). Agnelli took over the role after Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stepped aside. Rummenigge is chairman of Bayern Munich and has been ECA chairman since its formation in 2008. The ECA acts on behalf of about 230 member clubs across Europe, representing their interests through seats in UEFA and negotiating terms for when club players represent their countries in international matches. It also negotiates the conduct of the Champions League and Europa tournaments, and advises on meshing the calendars of club and international matches.