La Liga President Javier Tebas admits ‘I’d like Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Spain’, even if he expected the forward’s move to Juventus ‘to hurt more’.
Ronaldo’s record-breaking goal return for Real Madrid and rivalry with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi helped raise the profile of La Liga, both commercially and in the Champions League.
“I thought his departure would hurt more, but I prefer a League with CR7 than one without,” Tebas told Canal 11.
“I’d like him to return to Spain.”
The 57-year-old also called for ex-Inter boss Jose Mourinho to come back.
“I’d like Jose Mourinho to come back and manage a team in La Liga.
“He’s a great Coach and a big name who can promote our League.”
Mourinho won a Spanish title and Copa del Rey with Los Blancos between 2010 and 2013.