Javier Tebas has officially resigned from his position as La Liga president. However, he is anticipated to return to power following upcoming elections.
Javier Tebas’ resignation from his post as the La Liga president is considered a customary step before elections, as Tebas’ current term is about to conclude in a month. Vice-presidents Quico Catalan and Miguel Angel Gil Marin will oversee the process of triggering elections and forming a new electoral commission, involving representatives from three La Liga clubs and two Segunda clubs.
The election process is expected to take a month and has been expedited to avoid coinciding with the Royal Spanish Football Federation elections scheduled for early 2024.
Javier Tebas, who faces minimal competition and has widespread support from club presidents in both La Liga and the Segunda Division, is likely to secure his third consecutive term as La Liga president in 2024. Despite a longstanding feud with Barcelona and club president Joan Laporta, Tebas has previously been elected unopposed in 2013 and 2019.
Tebas announced his resignation and wrote on X: “A few minutes ago I presented my resignation as president of @LaLiga prior to the end of my term, which will end on December 23. A new electoral process will open in which I will present myself, so I will request the endorsement and trust of the clubs to take on the challenges at hand.”
The newly formed electoral commission will facilitate prompt elections to ensure the entire process is finished before 2024. Javier Tebas is considered the frontrunner to secure victory in the upcoming election, extending his tenure as the president of La Liga for another four years.