Javier Tebas said the return of LaLiga owed everything to a united effort to bring back football, after Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez gave the green light.
The Spanish government has said it will support the resumption of matches from the week beginning June 8.
LaLiga had targeted June 12 for its first games since the coronavirus crisis caused the season to be suspended in March.
The Spanish government has given the green light for the return of professional sport - including #LaLigaSantander and #LaLigaSmartBank - as of June 8th, following guidelines from the Ministry of Health.#BackToWin pic.twitter.com/OjjV61pnBf— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) May 23, 2020
Now all efforts can be directed towards making that happen, with games to be played behind closed doors.
LaLiga president Tebas wrote on Twitter: "We are very pleased with the decision, it's the result of great work by clubs, players, coaches... CSD [National Sports Council], agents, etc.
Estamos muy contentos por la decisión, es fruto del gran trabajo de clubes, jugadores, técnicos... CSD y agentes implicados. Pero es muy importante seguir las normas sanitarias y que la evolución de la pandemia nos respete, no podemos bajar la guardia.#VolverEsGanar. https://t.co/uBYZgFD9wv— Javier Tebas Medrano (@Tebasjavier) May 23, 2020
"But it's very important to follow the health regulations and to respect the evolution of the pandemic, we can't lower our guard."