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Report: Crisis at Laporta’s board after strong disagreement and resignation



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Even before assuming the office, there are reports of crisis in Laporta’s board, as advanced by ARA and relayed by Sport. Laporta needs to present a guarantee of 126 Million Euros before the Professional Football League in order to take charge of the office. It was believed that Laporta will have the required funds by Monday, after multiple rounds of negotiations with banks and investment funds.

However, Jaume Giro’s resignation, who was supposed to be the Economic Vice President under the new board of directors, present a delicate situation for the elected Barcelona President. It is believed that there was too many difference of opinions between Giro and Laporta in matters relating to future economic management and the measures required to combat the financial situation Barcelona find themselves in.

Sources close to ‘Estimem El Barca’ have told Sport that Giró disagreed that all control of economic decisions fell on the backs of the next CEO of FC Barcelona, ​​Ferran Reverter, signed by MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group. Laporta, for his part, understood that among the powers of a manager were not to interfere in the work of the entity’s top executive. In light of these discrepancies, both parties thought it appropriate to end this relationship, which began in June of last year, before the inauguration of Joan Laporta as president of FC Barcelona.

It’s also reported that there are chances that many more board members will also resign after a strong disagreement. With all this happening just three days before the candidacy assumes office is a piece of disturbing news for Culés across the world who were elated with the comeback of the Sextuple winning President. It’s also important to note that there are chances of elections to be repeated if the candidacy fails to present the guarantee.

From the 8-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich to Josep Maria Bartomeu being arrested for using the club’s funds to run a smear campaign against the players, the Catalan club has had its fair share of controversies and crisis in the last nine months.

Not more than a week ago, it seemed that all the controversies and crisis are long gone with the election of new management and brilliant team performances on the pitch. With the news of crisis at Joan Laporta’s board, there seems to be a new and what we all hope a final dose of crisis for the club.

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