Spanish league chief Tebas stands for re-election


Madrid (AFP) – President of La Liga Javier Tebas announced he will stand for re-election as he resigned from his role to kickstart the process for new elections on Wednesday.

“I have formally presented my resignation as president of La Liga,” Tebas posted on his official Twitter account.

“A new electoral process is opened in which I will return to request the confidence of the clubs.”

Tebas was elected president in 2013 and is so far the only candidate to announce his intention to run.

The election will take place next month.

Tebas has overseen a significant change in the distribution of television rights in La Liga with a collective agreement far more beneficial to the league’s smaller clubs.

La Liga have signed national and international TV rights deals worth 1.48 billion euros a season ($1.65 billion), up from 800 million a season under the old system.

Tebas’s other initiatives have included a crackdown on offensive chants and violence from ultras and a series of investigations into match-fixing.

25+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, Liga MX, MLS & World Cup
  • Includes ESPN, FOX, Univision, TUDN and more
Favorite Leagues At The Best Price
  • Starting price: $7.99/mo. for Live TV Package
  • Watch Argentine league, Brasileirāo and Copa Libertadores
  • Includes beIN SPORTS, GolTV, TyC Sports and more
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, Copa del Rey & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
Live TV, Soccer & Originals
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo.
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & more
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
Get All 3 And Save 30%
  • $13.99/mo. for ESPN+, Disney+ & Hulu
  • Includes Bundesliga, LaLiga, NHL & the home to UFC
  • Features Marvel, Star Wars + shows & movies for your entire family

Leave a Reply

Translate »