Josep Maria Bartomeu quits Barcelona with European super coalition bombshell
The cudgel president resigned on Tuesday night and revealed the outgoing board retain ‘approved’ the submission to drama in a recent continental competition.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has mislaid out with a rap after revealing the club has accepted a overture to interlock a future European super band moments after announcing his resignation.
Bartomeu has fallen on his sword as he quit, along with his board of directors, ahead of an expected vote of no confidence later month.
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But he did not go quietly as during a form conference, Bartomeu spoken the Spanish giants intend to interlock a breakaway European cooperative that Liverpool and Manchester United are reported to hold been in discussions about.
“Today I can announce a piece of facts that leave extraordinarily transform the club’s revenue prospects for the coming years,” he verbal in his disjoining address, reproduced on the club’s authorized website.
“The board of directors yesterday approved the obtaining of the requirements to participate in a future European super league of football clubs, a suppose promoted by the vast clubs in Europe.
“The details of these requirements cede be available to the next board of directors, and the ridicule on participation in this competition consign retain to be ratified by the later Assembly of Compromising Partners.
“And I further crave to proclaim that we own approved the receiving of the future modern format of the Club World Cup.”
Bartomeu’s dividing bombshell has been met with derision by La Liga president Javier Tebas, who says the “imaginary competition” would harm Barca.
He tweeted: “Unfortunate @jmbartomeu invoice on his last day about @fcbarcelona joining a feeble and allegorical contest which would be their ruin. It confirms his ignorance about the football industry. Sad closing for a president with successes and lately a lot of mistakes.”
Bartomeu’s nemesis has conceivably been firm since he was heavily criticised by Gerard Pique and then Lionel Messi, who was furious that a summer exit from the Catalan club was blocked by the president.
Bartomeu did not posses a lot of universal aegis and was due to outside a vote of no confidence in next month’s poll after the Spanish government gave the green embellish for voting to go ahead.
However, he recognizeable to resign to deter folks having to movement to the Nou Camp to vote during the coronavirus crisis, knowing the most likely outcome of the vote.
“I retain always accepted criticism,” he added. “They natter I retain a noted talent for resilience. I make not know. What I perform notice is that I obtain gained enough experience, together with my companion board members, to understand what actuality to live with from the behest of the club.
“And I retain always safe that our self-criticism makes us stronger, and that Barça is always reinforced by decisive episodes.
“But what we posses experienced in ex months exceeds any limit. My boardmates and I keep been disrespected; I’ve been insulted, threatened even, me and my family. Also to all my comrade board members.”
An fleeting board of directors has been convened until March’s elections.