Ferran Reverter, at the MediaMarkt results presentation in December 2019 in Düsseldorf.Getty
Although the night was long and his voice was raspy when he attended the Rac1 microphones, Joan Laporta has already begun to preside over the Fútbol Club Barcelona after winning the Sufficient elections , even though there is still a pending resolution on the day of taking office, at the expense of the date set by the Manager within a 10-day margin. Before landing, however, Laporta already announced that Ferran Reverter, CEO of the electronics store chain MediaMarkt, will occupy the same position in the club.
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48 years old , Reverter will be the new executive director of Barça after developing his business career at MediaMarkt , a German chain dedicated to the sale of household appliances, computers and electronics. He will replace Óscar Grau, one of the men closest to former president Josep Maria Bartomeu. "That's right," he confirmed on Laporta radio that, however, he left other club folders more open. It is known that he will negotiate with Mateu Alemany for the position of sports director and that he could assume the position as of the end of this course and the current contracts expire, such as that of Ramon Planes, now sports secretary.
“Messi has also won these elections ”
But nobody matters more than Messi , with the indefinite future, but it seems that he agrees with Laporta's election. “He has encouraged me and congratulated me. He has also won these elections. I'm very good with him, we'll talk about his renewal ”, the new Barcelona president started. “That he went to vote shows that we are more than a club. The best image of the day. It makes us more than a club and indicates that Messi loves Barça. Anyway he wants to mean that he wants to continue, hopefully we can make an offer that fits him ”, he said.
is also supposed to speak with Xavi and Jordi Cruyff for the technical and sports area, although it seems that Koeman will continue in his position. "At the appropriate time we will talk and sooner or later they will join," agreed Laporta, who left some more brushstrokes, as he will continue with the policy of zero violence at the Camp Nou and that he intends to put a solidarity mark on the shirt. But it's the only thing he wants to fight for. At least that is what he said when they questioned him if he would also take a liability action against the outgoing board as they did to him and his in his day. “The will is not to put the rear-view mirror. If responsibilities have to be debugged, we will talk with them, we will try to find a solution. And if there is no other remedy… ”. But it is not the will of Laporta, once again president of Barcelona.