09 May 2012

[Former president] Laporta: "I'm weighing the possibility of returning to stand for election to Barça"

The former president of Barcelona and now deputy and leader of Democràcia Catalana (DC), Joan Laporta has reiterated the possibility of opting again for the presidency of Barcelona.

"I have nothing decided and everything is open," Laporta stated in a press conference that took place in the Parliament. His view is that "in a year and a half has broken the club model in which I believe" and this "perception" that has been "altered" is what has caused is now weighing the possibility of appearing in Barcelona the next election.

Laporta is concerned, above all, the march of Pep Guardiola as first team coach. The technician arrived at the Catalan club in 2007 and five years later decided to put an end to his time as coach of the club citing exhaustion. Laporta had to step down in summer 2010 and was replaced by Sandro Rosell. The former has found the "scenarios" that arise in the coming years are not inconsistent its current political activity as party leader Democràcia Catalana, a deputy in the Parliament and councilor in the city of Barcelona, ​​with the possible return to the presidency of Barça. "No early elections in Catalonia they take place in 2014, while 2015 and will be municipal elections in 2016, FC Barcelona are," he recalled.

In any case, the former president wanted to point out that Barca has not yet made a decision: "I have nothing decided, and everything is open." As Laporta, if there is the fact that his return to the presidency of the club azulgrana was incompatible with his political activity, the latter would be continued "by others in my party, in which people are perfectly capable." (via SPORT)