Joan Laporta seems closer and closer to being a pre-candidate in the 2021 elections for the presidency of Barça. In a conversation with the TV show Everything moves de TV3 said: “I’m working to run for office. I’ve already been president and I’m excited to be back. The situation at Barça in 2021 will be dramatic and we’ll have to reverse it. I’m working with my trusted people, business people and people of prestige “. In recent days, the lawyer had already explained that it will be before the end of the year when he will confirm whether or not to formalize a candidacy.
Víctor Font: “Xavi will be Barça’s mainstay in the future”
The former president from 2003 to 2010 also explained that he would like to re-sign Pep Guardiola as coach, but that this decision does not depend only on him, and sees Xavi Hernández as the future coach of Barça. “What I would like is the return of Guardiola. But we all know that it is a very personal decision. Xavi is already acting as coach and he is the one who will decide when is the ideal time to be the coach of Barça. “It must have been easy. He will know when it is time.”
With just over a year to go before the end of his term, the Granollers businessman Víctor Font is the only one who has announced so far that he wants to run for a “new fire”. Font, CEO of the company Delta Partners and shareholder of the newspaper ARA, has been working there for a long time and these days he has had a virtual meeting with more than 200 Barcelona fans using the Zoom application.
Bartomeu and the art of surviving in a season turned into a minefield
Entrepreneur Jordi Roche remains without announcing whether he will run. The former president of the Catalan Football Federation has met with many people but does not want to lead a continuous project of the board, because he would prefer to have his with people of different sensibilities within Barcelona. In fact, there are no visible candidates on the board right now, once he folded what was supposed to be Bartomeu’s dolphin, Emili Rousaud.