Spanish Football League President Reveals Strategy For Solving Economic, Moral Crisis
New Spanish Football League (LFP) President Javier Tebas said he plans to address everything from matchfixing to broadcast rights, according to Amaya Iríbar of EL PAIS. On the subject of teams at risk of liquidation this summer, Tebas said, "[La Liga side] Deportivo is in the UVI (Intensive Care Unit), but we believe we can save it. In the Spanish second division, Xerex worries us a lot because it is in a bad situation economically and athletically, a terrible cocktail." Tebas said that relegations for economic reasons are a possibility under his watch. Tebas: "If teams do not follow the rules, without a doubt, we will see relegations for economic reasons. There will be relegations, there will be penalties preventing teams from acquiring players. The rules that we are establishing are, more than being very hard, very clear and perfectly possible to follow by making important efforts" (EL PAIS, 4/28).