Profile: Victor Font – The Incoming King of the Catalan Castle?
18 September 2020
No confidence vote in current Barcelona president likely to bring forward elections by six months.
48-year-old business executive and media entrepreneur Victor Font presidential favourite. Font seeks to revitalise Barca members involvement in the club and monetise its global fanbase.
Huge challenges ahead: Messi future, Nou Camp redevelopment, squad overhaul and vast debts.
Font wants to create an advisory board at the club that will encompass the professional expertise of the club’s vast fanbase. It will move the club away from a remote old boys network that draws the despair of many fans.
The no confidence vote was months in the planning, but ultimately hastened by a series of unprecedented footballing disasters.
A group of Barcelona members – socios – furious after months of boardroom infighting, mounting debts and a muddled strategy off and on the pitch had spent months mobilising and plotting a vote to force out the club’s deeply unpopular president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
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