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La Liga president once again lashes out at Florentino Perez over Super League

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The European Super League was the proposed solution to ending UEFA’s monopoly over European football and came very close to materialising last year. However, several clubs withdrew at the final hour after severe protests from fans, which led the plan into jeopardy.

The chairman of the proposed competition was none other than Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. It did not come as a surprise to many, especially given that the businessman has been a strong advocate of autonomous high-level competition for years now.

While teams might have backed out of the proposed competition, Perez continues to champion the Super League project with La Liga rivals Barcelona and Serie A giants Juventus still very much involved in the project.

The topic is set to come up for discussion at Real Madrid’s Assembly of Members later today. And ahead of that, La Liga president Javier Tebas took a dig at Perez’s idea of the Super League on his Twitter account and stressed that it was not everyone’s cup of tea to manage a competition.

“Florentino, being a great club president does not mean you can be a great competition president (the Super League),” he wrote.

Tebas went on to say that the Real Madrid president’s idea spelt doom for all clubs involved.

“From ignorance, you’re launching proclamations that can ‘kill’ the rest of the clubs, including Real Madrid.”

December 15th is the day marked in red for the future of the Super League. On that day, it will be known whether the new competition is legal or not. In an encouraging move, €4 billion are already waiting in the bank from JP Morgan in case the judgement comes out positive.

Needless to say, domestic leagues including La Liga could be the biggest losers in the new development.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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