Spain's LaLiga to offer sports management education in Puerto Rico


Spain's LaLiga and Puerto Rico 's Department of Recreation and Sports (DRD) on Monday signed an alliance according to which the organization that runs Spanish professional soccer will offer courses on the island in various aspects of sports management.

The director of the LaLiga Business School, Jose Moya, explained during a press conference at DRD headquarters in San Juan that the agreement includes organizing different programs in areas such as administration, finance, marketing, leadership, technology and innovation.

"We came to add and share our knowledge and expertise from the world's top leagues and to tell how we have done it so that our advice may help many," said Moya.

"Not only did we come to talk about soccer but also about general knowledge," he said, standing next to the director of LaLiga for Mexico and the Caribbean, Nuños Perez-Pla de Alvear.

"The potential here is tremendous, the infrastructure is tremendous and, in the hands of LaLiga, we want to promote all this and make Puerto Rico a benchmark in the Caribbean and around the world," Perez-Pla de Alvear said.

For his part, Sanchez Pares said that another aim of the project is "to provide continuity, with our efforts, in educating and preparing all the people who are interested in developing themselves in the sports world."

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