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END To THE MANDATE

Bartomeu presents his resignation like president of the FC Barcelona

Published:27/10/2020 - 20:14h

Updated:28/10/2020 - 08:04h

Josep Maria Bartomeu and his managerial board have taken the decision to resign this same Tuesday, after confirming that it would celebrate the vote of censorship

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Josep Maria Bartomeu no longer is president of the FC Barcelona. Like this it has decided it after gathering with his managerial board this same Tuesday in the afternoon, knowing that it no longer could do at all for esquivar the vote of the motion of censorship. In this way, the already ex maximum mandator of the Barcelona club will avoid to be the first president of the history of the entity that is expelled of the club by the partners after a referendum.

The key factor for the decision of Josep Maria Bartomeu and his managerial board was the communiqué that the Government of Catalonia has directed him during the morning of this Tuesday, transmitting that it does not see "juridical obstacles neither sanitary to celebrate the vote of the vote of censorship, as long as they include in the organisational protocol the requirements that the technical group PROCICAT presented in the meeting celebrated the past 21 October".

It is necessary to remember that the Generalitat asked that the FC Barcelona had a protocol of sanitary security basing the referendum in a vote decentralised to avoid agglomerations and diminish the risk of contagion. The club asked two weeks to prepare it, posing the days 15 and 16 November like date, proposing the Camp Nou like only headquarters if finally it celebrated the day 1 and the 2 as it was established.

But the fact to delay some dates that were fixed the 1 and 2 had supposed risk of legal reprisals to charge of the impulsores of the motion of censorship, with Jordi Farré and Marc Duch at the front. The crossing in which it found the directive of the FC Barcelona did that the own Josep Maria Bartomeu proposed the resignation, something that was supported by the rest of directors.

Problems accumulated by Josep Maria Bartomeu

During the last months, all have been problems for Josep Maria Bartomeu. Everything began with the bad sportive management that did after the goleada of the Liverpool in Anfield (4-0): Ernesto Valverde followed like trainer by the pressure that the players exerted on the president, but east finish him throwing in winter after the elimination of the Supercopa to appoint to Quique Setién like his successor in an unpopular decision in club and changing room.

The players and the directive had varied brush by the statements of Éric Abidal, the descent of wages after the economic crisis of the coronavirus or the 'Barçagate'. To sportive level, the Catalan club finish without titles and with the greater goleada of his history in Champions League (2-8), what caused an attempt of revlución that cut several heads, including the ones of Quique Setién, Arturo Vidal or Luis Suárez.

After all this, Leo Messi finish desquiciado, asking the rescission of his agreement but finding with the refusal of Josep Maria Bartomeu. The tensions between the directive and the players increased fed by the new cuts, but has not been until the motion of censorship that the directive has decided to abandon the club. At the end, more than 20.000 signatures have finish with the resignation of the president, after six years to the control.

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