Josep Bartomeu resigns as Barcelona president
Josep Maria Bartomeu, and the entire board of directors at Barcelona, have resigned, the club have confirmed.
Bartomeu's reign at the Camp Nou last six years but has come to a bitter ending after years of discontent among fans.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu announces the resignation of the FC Barcelona Board of Directors. pic.twitter.com/Xr9pBoUzHM
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 27, 2020
His running of the club, from the shotgun approach to player recruitment, to his personal handling of relationships with senior players, has been widely criticised and led to internal chaos at the club.
When Lionel Messi was forced to renege on his attempt to leave the club in the summer, the Argentine publicly criticised Bartomeu in an interview with Goal.
"I have not been allowed this in any way and I will stay at the club so as not to get into a legal dispute. The management of the club led by Bartomeu is a disaster," Messi said.
Now, Messi, and the millions of Barcelona fans across the world, will rejoice this victory, which they hope will mark the beginning of a new dawn for La Blaugrana.