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Josep María Bartomeu became president of FC Barcelona after Sandro Rosell’s resignation in 2014. A year later, he called early elections where he declared himself the winner and was dedicated to the front of the club after the treble of 2015.
However, its management has generated much controversy for different decisions and actions that have transpired, such as the recent ‘Barça Gate’. He last of the scandals Bartomeu himself stars again, having asked for the resignation of two of its vice presidents, thus accumulating seven different names that have left the club under his mandate.
Faus was the first manager to leave Bartomeu’s ship. The former economic and strategic vice president of Barça starred in a controversy with Messi in which the Argentine claimed that “he had no idea about football.” The Catalan was the driving force behind the agreement with Qatar and later Qatar Airways.
However, with the renewed agreement agreed, Bartomeu asked for more money and this went to hell. Faus resigned before the 2015 elections that they revalidated the president in command of the club.
The also economic vice president left the club due to discrepancies in the strategy that had to be implemented. While the president was in favor of being the billion-earning club, Monk advocated a more austere economic policy. This discrepancy so marked between both positions led to his resignation in 2016.
The vice president of institutional relations left Barcelona in 2017 after the decisions made by the board regarding the October 1 match against Las Palmas at Camp Nou. Vilarrubí was not in favor of playing the game given the aggressive situation in Barcelona with the independence referendum held that same day.
Arroyo was vice president of marketing and communication for the club and in this case, his resignation was due to professional themes and his difficulty in combining his position at FC Barcelona with that of manager at Dorna, the organizing company of the MotoGP World Championship.
One of the most surprising resignations, since Mestre was one of the closest figures to Bartomeu. However, the former sports vice president resigned from his duties in 2019 due to the difference in criteria with the coaches after Pep Segura, for whom he had bet heavily, was questioned.
Previously, Mestre had been very hurt by his famous phrase in 2017 stating that “Neymar stayed at the club at 200%”.
Rousaud’s was also a very significant request for resignation since Aimed to be the continuation candidate in the next elections. Bartomeu asked for his resignation last Tuesday after alleged leaks to the press that annoyed the players and criticism of executives at the club. Rousaud himself denied these accusations in statements for Cadena SER.
The same as with Rousaud happened with Tombas. The fourth vice president so far has been part of the latest batch of Bartomeu’s resignation petitions, which is why the president has considered disloyalty and treason. Tombas was one of the most loved managers of the board and was compared to the aforementioned Faus, and with a less striking profile.