Spanish La Liga president, Javier Tebas, doesn’t believe the current format is bad and he says they shouldn’t change it.
Spanish La Liga president Javier Tebas doesn’t hold back when voicing his opinion.
He has criticized some of the changes UEFA wants to do to competitions like the Champions League and the Europa League.
“The competition does not need immediate reform. Certainly not in the structural ways that have been proposed,” he told The Totally Football Show.
“The model we have right now has proved successful while domestic leagues have continued to grow.”
He explained: “The problem of European football is one of competitiveness and cannot be solved with format changes.”
“Also, before speaking about the format, we should talk about economic distribution: how much does UEFA expect to collect and how will it distribute that money?”
“European Leagues has put forward an interesting proposal for improving revenue distribution among smaller leagues, which I hope UEFA will consider,” he commented.
“The European Club Association is an organization that serves only the largest clubs of the football pyramid and their reforms would help these clubs siphon more funds from domestic competitions to serve their own growth.”
“The argument that reforms are needed to help support smaller leagues is nonsense,” he continued saying.
“How does giving Ajax protected Champions League status help the Dutch league? It only helps Ajax, while increasing the gap between them and the rest of their national league.”