Barcelona have confirmed the ultimate three candidates that can contest the vastly vital upcoming presidential election on 24 January.
Joan Laporta, who’s combating for a second spell in workplace after beforehand main the membership between 2003 and 2010, Victor Font and Toni Freixa would be the decisions on the poll. Emili Rousaud has withdrawn his candidacy in the course of the validation course of.
The place Laporta has a powerful previous file to point out for himself and Font has been significantly pragmatic concerning the issues dealing with Barcelona, Rousaud had made unrealistic switch guarantees throughout his campaigning about signing Neymar and one other un-named celebrity.
At one stage, Font had mentioned any candidate making such pledges was not placing ahead a ‘credible proposal’ due to the ‘crucial’ scenario with the membership’s funds.
Laporta and Font are the 2 favourites on this presidential election, with Freixa the outsider.
Laporta oversaw the transformation of Barca within the 2000s, with the membership successful six trophies in 2009. He has a powerful relationship with Lionel Messi, whose future at Camp Nou is the topic of immense uncertainty and has promised a makeover of La Masia.
Apart from his reasonable method, Font has targeted his marketing campaign on his relationship with Barca legend Xavi and bringing him again to the membership in a key capability – one chart detailing his plans revealed Xavi being put in as ‘Common Supervisor’.
Freixa is a decrease key candidate. He comes with a wealth of expertise, having served on the Barcelona board underneath numerous totally different presidents and isn’t one to grow to be embroiled in politics or unrealistic guarantees. He additionally completed final within the 2015 election.
Messi has refused to grow to be concerned within the election course of and has not endorsed and even instantly spoken to any of the candidates beforehand. He mentioned throughout his landmark La Sexta interview in December that he isn’t positive if he’ll even solid a vote.
Learn concerning the candidates in additional element right here and what Rousaud was providing till pulling out.
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