Kieran Maguire cites Sir Alex Ferguson as Man City leave La Liga chief 'like a spoiled child'
La Liga clubs are “envious” of Man City and Paris Saint-Germain and their ability to recruit and retain players, according to Kieran Maguire.
The finance expert, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested La Liga chief Oscar Mayo has been acting like “a spoiled child” over the matter recently.
Off The Pitch reported (3 June) that La Liga executive director Oscar Mayo vows to continue to challenge Uefa on their policing of spending.
La Liga are said to believe that Uefa are not adhering to their financial controls with PSG and Man City pointed to as examples.
Maguire suggested the problem has been amplified by La Liga’s introduction of a wage cap.
“We all remember Sir Alex Ferguson having a pop at Manchester City, describing them as noisy neighbours,” he told Football Insider.
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“What we are seeing from La Liga is noisy neighbours multiplied by a factor of 100.
“The Spanish clubs voted for the wage cap. La Liga are merely administrators who are applying those rules.
“I think there is a sense of envy directed towards clubs who have ultra-high net worth individuals as their owners.
“The senior Spanish clubs and La Liga are watching the success of the Premier League and PSG in recruitment and retaining players and they are acting like spoiled children at school. It is as if somebody has a toy and won’t give it to them.”