The flames of war between Pep Guardiola and Javier Tebas gets higher
La Liga boss
, who has been a critic of
source of funding, has answered
words as the former Barcelona boss insists that Manchester City’s business is legitimate.
Guardiola said: “
There is better management in the Premier [League], which is seen in Asia, from which Mr. Tebas could learn.
“Perhaps he could sell the product better in other countries. People complain but thanks to these investments, people from other clubs in other countries can continue to do things.
“Perhaps it is the only business in which people who want to invest are frowned upon. I don’t understand it because this affects other clubs around the world.
“There is United, City, Chelsea or Liverpool, economically strong clubs with owners who want to invest – many of them – like ours, who do not want any profit but to reinvest so that the club can continue to grow for the fans. What problem is there?
“Then there are always UEFA controls, like financial fair play. If the product is better sold and more is paid for television rights, Mr. Tebas, who knows more about everything than anyone else and is wiser than anyone and puts himself in the house of others, then let him learn.”
These words have left the La Liga choice with no choice but to answer. And Tebas has answered with the same tone as Guardiola, insisting that the high-profile manager doesn’t know anything about football macroeconomics.
The league chief said:
“Pep, I learn from the Premier League every day. It would be good if they teach you a little about football macroeconomics, about the impacts of state clubs on wage inflation, demographics, the impact of pay TV, China…and of the acquittal in CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports) we will have news.”