Thunderbolt in Barcelona! Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his management tendered their resignations on Tuesday evening.
Josep Maria Bartomeu’s story at FC Barcelona lasted 6 years. Indeed, as reported by Sport on Tuesday evening, the president of Barça submitted his resignation at the board meeting held a few minutes ago. The rest of the management followed suit. This option had clearly been envisaged in recent days, with the motion of censure that had taken the first step, collecting the sufficient number of signatures from the socios.
However, just yesterday, Bartomeu announced that he did not intend to give way before the elections scheduled for next March. “There is no reason to resign, it would be the wrong time to leave Barca in the hands of managers who could not make the decisions we make every day,”he said. Despite the coronavirus epidemic, the referendum generated by the motion of censure was about to take place.
Instead of waiting for the cover-up, Josep Maria Bartomeu changed his mind and decided to take the lead in resigning, which was immediately accepted. This ends his term, which began in 2014, following the resignation of his predecessor Sandro Rosell. Bartomeu was successful with the La Liga-League-King’s Cup hat-trick in 2015, but a lot of difficult times afterward. From the departure of Neymar to the failures in recruitment, through the fall in the quality of play and more recently by the controversy of Lionel Messi’s true-false departure, Bartomeu will not remain as one of the favorite presidents ever.