Profile: Javier Tebas – big mouth strikes again

13 September 2021

Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga.
Photo: Alamy Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga.

War of words with PSG marks LaLiga’s supremo’s latest battle after years of confrontation with Barcelona and Real Madrid.

LaLiga supremo has struck a series of victories against Spain’s biggest two clubs, while simultaneously modernising the Spanish league.

But will that growth withstand the departure of Lionel Messi?

Revenues gap between LaLiga and Premier League has grown during Tebas’s 8 year tenure, while gap between LaLiga’s haves and have nots remains enormous.

James Corbett, Senior Correspondent corbett@offthepitch.com

To attend a Javier Tebas press conference is to enter a parallel football world. In this strange place, truths – always unvarnished and often uncomfortable –are uttered, rather than the usual aimless platitudes one expects from one of the game’s leaders.

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