Tebas: Root out all corruption

La Liga chief Javier Tebas has welcomed the arrest of RFEF president Angel Maria Villar but insisted corruption must be rooted out of the game entirely.

Villar and his son Gorka were among four arrests earlier this week with both denied bail having been accused of corruption by the Spanish authorities.

“Life continues for the Federation and football comes first,” Tebas told reporters.

“The Federation and La Liga have to continue running the competitions as football and its matches are the most important thing – not individuals.

“One window has been opened but many more still have to be opened.

“Villar in Spanish football is now a thing of the past…I wish him all the best, and I hope he gets a strong defence in court, but this is the end of ‘Villarismo’.

“We have to drive this out of the game; it would mean nothing with Angel Maria Villar gone should things continue as before with corruption, benefits for some, and a lack of transparency in the way things are run.

“This situation has to change, hopefully it won’t take long as like I said before many more windows still need to be opened.”

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