Spain FA (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales has claimed LaLiga chief Javier Tebas is behind a smear campaign in opposition to him, which started over leaked WhatsApp messages.
LaLiga golf equipment Valencia, Sevilla and Villarreal demanded an apology from the Rubiales previous this month after the newspaper El Confidencial printed a number of messages the Spain FA chief despatched to his father, during which he expressed his dislike for the 3 golf equipment.
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“That information comes out the same day we had a league assembly,” Rubiales stated in an interview with Spanish radio station COPE.
“Shortly after, a statement from those clubs come out. Tebas is behind it, he calls the places I go to crush me wherever I go… It’s obvious.”
LaLiga declined to remark at the report when contacted by means of ESPN.
The Spain FA printed in April that paperwork and data have been stolen from e mail accounts, together with personal texts and audio conversations from the federation’s most sensible executives.
Since then, leaked audio messages had been printed within the Spanish press that have put Rubiales underneath the highlight.
A defiant Rubiales stated those that attempted to discredit him would now not be triumphant.
“I see it impossible that something could happen that would make me resign because I am very calm with my management,” Rubiales stated. “Our management is outstanding.
“When I arrived [as RFEF president], I did not assume this was once going to be so merciless. What they’re doing to me isn’t fair.
“They want to put someone [in charge] they can control… I am not a president who bows to powerful sectors.”
Earlier on Monday, Tebas stated on Twitter: “We are going to put forward Rubialejo [Rubiales] for the Nobel Peace Prize (irony), each one is responsible for his actions and the consequences…”
The leaked knowledge integrated information that Gerard Pique‘s corporate Kosmos had acted as an middleman within the Spanish FA’s deal for Saudi Arabia to host the Spanish Super Cup, which ended in allegations of a war of passion.
Rubiales has additionally denied accusations from his uncle and previous RFEF chief of workforce Juan Rubiales that federation cash was once used for personal occasions.
“I have not committed any illegality and they will not be able to prove anything,” Rubiales stated. “There is not a cent of a Euro that has been misdirected while I am president. I can justify all the expenses.”
Rubiales has been at odds with Tebas since 2013, when the previous was once on the helm of the Spanish Players’ Union (AFE). Since his election as RFEF president in May 2018, there were more than one disputes on the middle of Spanish soccer, a few of that have needed to be resolved in courtroom.
Rubiales performed down the messages despatched to his father during which he named the 3 golf equipment he disliked essentially the most.
“I haven’t spoken to the presidents of those clubs,” Rubiales stated. “I will do so when I next meet them.
“What is personal is personal, it was once a dialog with my father. I’m a former footballer who performed at Levante and who had rivalries with different golf equipment that I recognize so much. Those rivalries are nonetheless there.
“To think that it could go beyond that is to think badly.”
Rubiales, in the meantime, additionally spoke in regards to the ongoing war within the Spanish girls’s nationwide group.
Fifteen internationals refused to play in Spain’s final two friendlies previous this month as a result of a rift with the federation referring to head trainer Jorge Vilda.
Spain drew 1-1 with Sweden with out the ones 15 gamers after which beat the United States for the primary time in a 2-0 victory final week.
“My last message to the players on Aug. 15 was to tell them to talk,” Rubiales stated. “Then there is a rebellion and 15 individual emails talking about mental health. I had given the possibility for any player to come and talk to me or with someone else at the federation. If they reject that route and what they try to do is to break the order… the line-ups and the calls are made by the coaches.”