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To reign in Europe to the ridiculous general: The legacy of Bartomeu

Published:2/03/2021 - 17:41h

Updated:2/03/2021 - 19:45h

In his five years of mandate, Josep María Bartomeu allowed that the Barcelona happened to be the club king of Europe to star ridiculous sportive, judicial and financial

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After assuming the interim presidency of the FC Barcelona in 2014, Josep María Bartomeu began his mandate with the task to reconstruct to the team that left Gerardo "The Tata" Martino, hiring to Luis Enrique like technician and fichando to several players that starred the wash of face of the picture blaugrana for the following year. After this management and a season, the ones of the Asturian technician reigned Europe, after achieving his fifth Champions when defeating to the Juventus by 3-1 and, in the interior of the entity, Bartomeu went out elect like mandamás days later.

See the stage that faces the club at present, afterwards of five years of his mandate, is totally desolador, since the Barcelona seems a totally different entity to which was when Bartomeu assumed the reins of the power. From economic problems, debts exhorbitantes and unpleasant situations extradeportivas like the Barcagate, until the consecutive disasters that the Barcelona starred in the Champions League, after suffering penosas remotanadas in front of the Rome and the Liverpool and a total humiliation in front of the Bayern Munich the past year, the present of the Catalans is quite dark.

Hurt him to the one who hurt him, the management of Bartomeu has left this like result. A team that is not neither the shadow of what was, stray years in which it wasted the best version of Lionel Messi, the millionaire loss of the agreement that had with Catar after the triplete of 2015, the unimportant signings of players that did not contribute what expected to the team and that, beside the high mass salarial, has been the main cause of the economic fall of the Barcelona, are some of the calamities that show the remember the presidential period of the now exmandatario.

To this it is necessary to add him also the huída of several figures of the club, from the members of the staff until the historical exjugadores that wanted to occupy charges in the organisation chart of the entity. The sale of Neymar in 2017, the intention of Messi to abandon the team in 2020 and the interview that the Argentinian gave later to in which desquitó of all the lies and the problems ocasionados by Bartomeu, added to the farewells of Víctor Valdés and Carles Puyol of the Barcelona dispatches, sank even more to the Barcelona.

And for I satisfy, legal problems

In case it was little, the FC Barcelona also has confronted several judicial problems during the mandate of Bartomeu. The first of them occurred in 2016, when the club declared culprit of two crimes against the Agency Tributaria, given later to the signing of Neymar, unpublished fact in the history of the entity, that left to the very bad ex-president unemployed person in front of the surroundings of the football.

The scandal that has closed the nefasto bequeathed of Bartomeu at most mandator of the Barcelona has been the Barcagate, which has been the detonante of his arrest. Incredibly, thanks to the negligence of the ex-president in question and of those who surrounded it like managerial board, the Barcelona group will have to reconstruírse almost in his whole and resurgir once again, for reconquistar the version that showed years backwards.

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