La Liga chief Tebas furious as Man City succeed in European ban appeal

La Liga president Javier Tebas is furious that Manchester City will not be banned from European football after their Champions League ban was overruled.

Tebas is unhappy by the decision to reduce Man City’s two-year sanction for breaking Financial Fair Play rules to merely an £8.9million fine.

Pep Guardiola’s side will now be allowed to take part in next season’s Champions League and eligible for the following year’s UEFA competitions.

But Tebas, who has overseen the Spanish league since 2013, has questioned the role of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in making such significant rulings.

Tebas told reporters: “We have to reassess whether the CAS is the appropriate body to which to appeal institutional decisions in football.”

The La Liga boss went on to suggest that the Swiss courts be put in charge of sports legal cases.

He said: “Switzerland is a country with a great history of arbitration, the CAS is not up to standard.”

Tebas is a longstanding critic of Man City, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, whom he has described as dangers to the game, and has urged UEFA to clamp down on what he called “financial doping”.

The 57-year-old has taken issue with the fact that Man City and PSG are majority owned by government-funded investment groups from Abu Dhabi and Qatar respectively – an arrangement which he argued would be against financial rules in Spain.

Speaking in 2019, Tebas made the point that neither Real Madrid, whom he supports, nor Barcelona have ever received funding from the state.

“State-owned clubs present a danger that football hasn't seen before," said Tebas.

"They’re operating entirely outside of the rules and risk inflating markets to disastrous levels through their financial doping."

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