Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu faces a vote of no confidence after membership members gathered sufficient signatures to pressure a referendum on his future.
The vote will likely be held after the membership verifies all of the signatures. Bartomeu must step down if two thirds of the votes are in opposition to him, and new elections must be scheduled.
The opposition members had introduced their intention to take away Bartomeu from the presidency after Lionel Messi informed the membership last month he needed to depart amid one in every of its worst crises ever.
Messi criticized Barcelona membership administrators last season and mentioned he didn’t just like the route the membership was headed. He later personally accused Bartomeu of not holding his promise to let him go away totally free on the finish of the season.
Pressure on Bartomeu elevated after the group’s embarrassing 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich within the quarterfinals of the Champions League, one of many worst within the membership’s historical past. The defeat prompted Bartomeu to announce huge modifications on the membership and name for brand new presidential elections for subsequent March.
Also Thursday, former coach Quique Setién, who was changed by Ronald Koeman after the loss to Bayern, launched an announcement saying he deliberate to take authorized motion in opposition to the membership due to how he was let go. He mentioned it wasn’t till Wednesday that he was formally informed that he was fired.