Joan Laporta celebrates together with members of his candidacy, Estimem el Barça, the victory in the presidential elections of Barcelona.FCB / Europa Press
Joan Laporta faces the first difficulties before forming his board of directors and when he has not yet assumed the presidency of FC Barcelona . Jaume Giró, the head of the economic area during the electoral campaign and who was initially going to occupy the second vice presidency, will not finally be part of the council "for professional reasons", according to a statement issued by Giró himself from the Estimem Barça candidacy . The news has been advanced by the Diari ARA .
The note specifies that professional reasons will force Giró to spend many days a month in London, a circumstance that makes full dedication to the task of vice president of Barça unfeasible. Although the announcement was not made public until this Saturday, when the candidacy team met, Laporta had known for days the intention to resign from Giró, who will collaborate externally and without a contractual relationship with the Laporta council.
No It is therefore a resignation and from the candidacy it is ensured that the decision has had nothing to do with the formalization of the guarantee of 124.6 million, 15% of the budget, which would be completed this Sunday – the deadline ends on Wednesday – and it will be sent to LaLiga. Other sources do not think the same, which affect the tensions caused by the conditions imposed by some of the endorsers of Laporta's candidacy.
Until now, the members who will endorse are unknown – it is insisted that they would be the components of the candidacy -, In the same way, the possibility of an external guarantee and a counter guarantee is not ruled out, a circumstance that would affect the formation of the Laporta board. Giró, former deputy director of Caixabank and former director of Fundació La Caixa, defended the need to issue bonds to face the Barça crisis.
The club's debt amounts to 1,173 million (730 million in the short term) and demands an economic policy decided by part of the Laporta board, which will now have to look for a new economic vice president after Giró's resignation. The first vice-presidency will initially be for Rafael Yuste, in charge of the sports field, while Ferran Reverter (CEO), Mateo Alemany and Jordi Cruyff are also emerging as decisive members of the organization chart.
The act of inauguration of Laporta could be celebrated On Tuesday or Wednesday, the day on which the endorsement submission period to LaLiga ends.
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