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Laporta is not willing to give the future director’s name, in contrast to Font

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The race between Joan Laporta and Victor Font is getting heated. After many political stunts from the former, the latter showed his project on Wednesday.

Font talked about his board of directors, with icons such as Jordi Cruyff and Xavi included. Johann Cruyff’s son then took the matter to Twitter by stating that he still has a contract with Shenzen FC. Moreover, the presidential candidate announced that Ronald Koeman would probably stay as a coach.

Laporta, on the other hand, told Cat Radio that ‘he will not give names’. The former Blaugrana president took a jab at Font:

“I’m not going to give names because I have been a president, and I know that it detabilizes the situation a lot. I have 3 names for the future sporting director, and all three are very interesting. I have the name of the technical secretary.”

Joan Laporta | Catalunya radio

Earlier, Laporta had stated that during his candidacy, he would not name any potential transfers either. He wants to take the world by the storm after he gets elected. Getting ahead of himself before the elections would only cause havoc in an already polluted environment. Moreover, Laporta is working behind the scenes, which seems like an astute political move.

Even though both Laporta and Font are seen as favourites to take over the presidential job at the Catalan club, it looks like Font is more transparent in his project plans, while Laporta is often putting forward his earlier success at Barcelona instead.

Both candidates would come with many positives, especially considering the current situation at Barcelona. We have to wait and see whether one of the two can bring back Barça on their feet.

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