Barcelona has been through a tough time and the players were not happy with the current board along with the fans. They made some ridiculous decisions regarding the transfer market and overspending which led to a crisis in this season. Koeman missed out on Depay and Eric Garcia due to a shortage of funds.
Club President Josep Maria Bartomeu has been held responsible for the ruckus in Barcelona. The man has been linked with many controversies and is under fire for his deeds. Bartomeu had a fall out with the teams after then Sporting Director Eric Abidal claimed the team was not trying hard enough to deliver trophies. He was also linked with the social media scandal in which there were allegations for foiling the image of the Catalan club.
Bartomeu against Messi and the Barcelona squad
Bartomeu resisted giving up his position earlier when club captain and 6-time Balon D’or winner Lionel Messi claimed that he would leave the club if the board does not retire. However, it seems Bartomeu is looking forward to giving up on his term before the fresh elections in March 2021. There is a rush of events that makes the scenario hasty. Moreover, a recent motion of no confidence in regulating against the board has passed the first phase with the required number of votes.
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Bartomeu himself shifted the fresh elections as March next year when the Messi transfer saga was all over the news. With an unsuccessful transfer window business, the Catalan entrepreneur is bound to retire his post. As per Sport, there are club officials who are asserting Bartomeu to resign as soon as possible to save Barcelona from being tarnished anymore along with the image of the board members.
The final blow to Barcelona: Club President to resign
Josep thought of balancing the books to clear out the disturbances in the economy before a new regime begins at Camp Nou which was estimated to recover by March. However, in the recent turn of events, Bartomeu may face an unexpected ending to his tenure as the club President. Appointing Koeman as the manager is the only good thing he could do after the dismal exit from the Champions League in consecutive seasons. The Dutchman is trying to stabilize the squad and rebuild the team acquiring talents from across Europe. Barcelona currently sut at 5th position in La Liga gaining 7 points from their 3 league games.