November 4, 2020

Bartomeu retires as Barcelona president

Bartomeu retires as Barcelona president

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his board have actually handed in their resignation complying with a meeting held on Tuesday evening.

Bartomeu came to the decision ahead of the vote of no confidence versus him which was readied to be held at the beginning of November.

Regardless of offering a tough position on Monday, when he claimed that resigning had not crossed his mind, Bartomeu will certainly leave his post after 6 years in charge.

Leo Messi’s burofax, poor outcomes on the area, growing unhappiness among the followers and also the club’s financial scenario left Bartomeu on the wire, however it was the vote of no confidence, with greater than 16,000 signatures, that ultimately pressed him over the edge.

The truth of that the Catalan federal government and also the PROCICAT announced on Tuesday that the ballot could happen, despite the coronavirus actions in position in the city, resulted in a change of mind from Bartomeu.

Bartomeu, that was a supervisor under Joan Laporta, acceded to the presidency in January 2014, after the resignation of Sandro Rosell because of the legal scenario of the club. He was acting president up until July 2015, and was then voted in as president by club members.