Tebas

16 June 2022 - 5:30 PM

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LaLiga boss aims cannons at state-owned clubs and reveals third complaint to UEFA

  • LaLiga president Javier Tebas issued further attacks on Man City and PSG’s finances days after revealing complaints made to UEFA’s financial control body about the two clubs.
  • Tebas also said that LaLiga had issued a complaint to UEFA in April about Juventus’s financial dealings.
  • Documentation seen by Off The Pitch reveals the nature of LaLiga’s complaints against the three clubs.
  • Why it matters: Tebas is the boss of Europe’s second most powerful league and is one of the most influential men in football. He says he feels duty bound to act on club finances while regulators have been less than forthcoming.
  • The perspective: Tebas says that financial fair play breaches cause “terrible damage”, creating unfair competition, having a “domino effect” on wage bill inflation elsewhere and “question the credibility of UEFA in itself and their financial control”.

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has renewed his attack on the “impossible” finances of Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain, accusing the two clubs of breaking financial fair play rules and threatening the “eco-system” of European football.

The renewed criticism came at a gathering of 240 club executives in Amsterdam 24 hours after LaLiga announced it had issued complaints about the two clubs’ finances to UEFA. 

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