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Mediapro hires former Spanish Sports Minister

Spanish agency Mediapro has said that Miguel Cardenal, the former Secretary of State for Sports in Spain, will join the company next month.

Mediapro did not specify Cardenal’s position or job title but in a statement said his “experience and knowledge” will contribute to the development of the group’s international area.

A Professor of Labour Law and Social Security, Cardenal was president of the Spanish Supreme Council for Sports between 2012 and 2016 and president of the governing council of the state anti-doping agency.

Cardenal was a key player in the installation of economic reform and financial controls in Spanish football in 2012, while he also played a decisive role in the 2015 legislation that approved the centralisation of media rights to LaLiga, the both that runs the top two domestic football leagues.