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06:50  03 december  2019
06:50  03 december  2019 Source:   goal.com

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Javier Tebas has stepped down from his role as LaLiga president for a second time with an eye to winning re - election in 2020.

La Liga president Javier Tebas resigned from his post on Monday but will stand for re - election . Tebas , 57, has led the Spanish league since 2013, when he replaced Jose Luis Astiazaran, with his existing mandate due to run until October 2020. "I have decided to resign from my role as president

Javier Tebas wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: LaLiga president Javier Tebas © Getty Images LaLiga president Javier Tebas

Javier Tebas has announced he is resigning as LaLiga president in order to stand for re-election.

The 57-year-old has been in charge of the Spanish top flight since 2013 and is into his second term, having also stepped down in 2016 to run unopposed for re-election.

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His latest term was due to be up in October 2020, but he has again taken the decision to force an early open election.

Explaining his reasoning in an open letter on his Twitter page, Tebas said: "I have decided to resign from my role as president so that a new electoral process starts, which I plan to run in, and I hope to gain support to stay four more years.

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La Liga president Javier Tebas officially announced his resignation via Twitter on Wednesday and said he would call for new elections and run again for the post. The resignation was expected from the leader, who has been in charge of the Spanish league for the past three-and-a-half years.

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – La Liga president Javier Tebas resigned from his post on Monday in order to stand for re - election . La Liga President Javier Tebas poses during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018.

"A new political term is starting, where it is possible that in our national parliament and in the European parliament there may be laws and directives proposed which affect our institution and our interests...

LISBON, PORTUGAL - SEPTEMBER 05: Javier Tebas President of La Liga talks during Day 1 of Soccerex Europe Convention at Tagus Park on September 5, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images) © 2019 Getty Images LISBON, PORTUGAL - SEPTEMBER 05: Javier Tebas President of La Liga talks during Day 1 of Soccerex Europe Convention at Tagus Park on September 5, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

"I think that it is not good to [take on the matter] with a mandate that only has a few months left, the person who has to do it should do so with the backing of the clubs at least for four years."

The Royal Spanish Football Federation recently demanded Tebas quit his role for putting clubs at risk of "serious sporting and/or economic sanctions" after a judge shelved the league's controversial plan to host a match in Miami.

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