La Liga chief Javier Tebas has hailed the absence of “wars and debt” on the eve of the opening day in Spain as a positive outlook for the future.
The end of the previous two La Liga campaigns were respectively marked by a strike over the distribution of TV money and match-fixing conspiracies, while the amount of unpaid wages owed to its players remained a cause for concern, but none such issues have threatened to affect 2016-17.
“There are always people who are unhappy and reject [my ideas], especially the ultras, but that makes me happy,” he told AS.
“The feeling I get is that most people are happy with [the League’s] management.
“I will call for [presidential] elections soon, but it’s the first time that, finally, we’ll start a La Liga campaign without talking about television wars or debt.
“We’re a country that likes to criticise, but the criticism and chants won’t change me. I still like to go to the games more than watching them on television.”