La Liga president hits out at state-run clubs and highlights football's responsibility to redistribute wealth

21 January 2020

Tebas
Photo: Getty Images Tebas was re-elected on a four-year mandate as the president of La Liga in December for the third time.

In an interview with the Guardian, Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, warned of the danger posed to salary levels in football by state-financed clubs.

"Organisations and institutions have a responsibility to redistribute the wealth that we generate," he said.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Traditionally owned football clubs cannot keep up with the "financial doping" of state-run clubs and football organisations have a responsibility to redistribute their wealth. Those are the key messages from La Liga President Javier Tebas' interview with the Guardian. 

I don't think we are helping football in any way if we generate wealth and it just goes straight back to the big clubs

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