Tuesday's Most Important Stories: Bartomeu resigns as FC Barcelona president and confirms European Super League talks; FA chairman's role in Project Big Picture questioned; Celtic's profit drops; LaLiga president questions Premier League's summer transfer spending

27 October 2020

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Photo: PA Images Bartomeu resigns as Barcelona president as entire board steps down
Emil Gjerding Nielson and Mads Meisner nielson@offthepitch.com

1. Bartomeu resigns as FC Barcelona president and confirms European Super League talks

Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned as Barcelona president on Tuesday night. The rest of the board of directors have stepped down alongside Bartomeu, and an election will be scheduled within the next 90 days to appoint a new president.

Bartomeu's decision comes after several months of criticism in the wake of Barcelona's 8-2 Champions League elimination to Bayern Munich, as well as Lionel Messi's shock request to leave the club shortly after.

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