Javier Thebes, president of LaLiga


Thebes warns of the dangers of the new Champions League

Published:14/05/2019 - 01:08h

Updated:14/05/2019 - 01:08h

Javier Thebes, president of LaLiga, showed frankly concerned by the new format that wants to implant in the Champions League, since it could prejudice a lot the prestige and the value of the competition that he chairs

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Recently, they knew details about the new  Champions League. It does few weeks, the European Association of Clubs (ECA) celebrated a General Assembly in Ámsterdam in which it approved "initiate the conversations to renew the Champions from 2024" of mouth of the president of the organisation, Andrea Agnelli.

This Monday, Javier Thebes, president of LaLiga, answered to the questions of several means like Mark, Ace, Sport and Sportive World in The golazo of the morning and did reference to this new system that wants to implant in the League of Champions inside a polish. "These plans put seriously danger LaLiga", ensured.

Thebes did reference to the decrease of budget that suffer the championship suspender belt, something hurtful. "It is that it changes all the audiovisual format of the European football. There will be a decrease of 500 million euros that happened to the teams that contest this Champions. This goes to repercutir in these big clubs and, in little time, will leave to the other to a distance insalvable. Type what occurred with the Euroliga and the ACB. In some years will load it to him", aimed.

Besides, the president of LaLiga ensured that the wages of the footballers could go in case that the income suspender belts diminish. "The clubs still do not pose stops of LaLiga, but there is see how evolves and it is necessary to explain him to the AFE also a very clear thing: if the income go down, will go down also the wages of the footballers. Definitely", it ensured.

For Thebes, the key of the disaster liguera would be the change of calendar, that would affect too much to the normal development of the domestic competition. "It has evidence that me they are concerned by the change of model of the UEFA. They are to regulate the football, no to change the model. The Mundialito of clubs, at least, is each four years, but one that has to be constantly, can not be", concluded.

Enlargement of the number of teams in European competitions

The UEFA agrees with the project -promoted by the clubs of elite- that would change the format of the Champions League and would implant measured to compensate the opposition of the rest of teams expanding the number of clubs with access to the European competitions. In concrete, would do two divisions for the Europe League.

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