first_imgThe former sports vice president of Barcelona Jordi Mestre assured that internal problems and the division between members of the board of directors are not things of today and that they come from far behind, when he was at the club. “Board divided? I already saw it from the inside, that’s why I left it. I don’t know if things have changed, but when I was inside, we didn’t all eat from the same plate. That was clear”, Mestre explained in an interview on the ‘Tu Diràs’ program on the Catalan radio station RAC1.The former Barca leader, who He was in the club from 2014 until last summer, he knows first-hand the tensions of the board, since he himself left his positionor with a full transfer window open due to discrepancies in the sports area.Along these same lines, Mestre commented that “something” had to happen between the president and vice president Emili Rousaud, who yesterday Wednesday criticized the “presidential model” of Josep Maria Bartomeu and confirmed that he was not going to resign from his position. “If the president, who is the one who appointed me, tells me that he doesn’t trust me, I take things and leave. Each one is different, but I think that if he put you there, he also has the right to take you away, “he said. Rousaud, who had been considered the continuation candidate for the elections of the summer of 2021, acknowledged in statements to the SER network and TV3, that Bartomeu made a series of calls this Tuesday to four managers, including him, to express his intention to degrade them in case they did not want to resign, since it has no power to dismiss them due to a statutory matter.Mestre was surprised by Rousaud’s statements, since it considers that, if there were discrepancies between the president and him, the possibility of being president or candidate would never have been considered. “I saw that there were different sectors within the board. From what I read, it is irreconcilable. If President Bartomeu has made vice presidents resign, and I do not know if anyone else, it is because it is a really serious thing”, sentenced the former Barca manager.Since coming to office in 2015, changes have been constant in Bartomeu’s board, which has suffered a total of nine dismissals, if you include the last four managers questioned.The points of maximum tension were reached with the management of 1-O, which claimed the resignations of the vice president of the social area, Carles Vilarrubí, and the member and commissioner of the Barça Innovation Hub, Jordi Monés, and the recent case of “Barçagate” , when the company I3Ventures was commissioned to carry out work on social networks against players, former players and members of the Barcelona environment, the consequences of which continue to this day.last_img

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