Barcelona in turmoil as president Josep Maria Bartomeu resigns at the side of entire board of directors

A first-rate shake-up is underway at Barcelona after Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned as club president with immediately impact.

Bartomeu had stood firm amid increasing scrutiny but announced he and the entire board of administrators might step down all through an explosive press convention on Tuesday.

The 57-yr-antique had come to be a divisive discern at some point of his close to seven-yr spell on the membership and became going through a vote of no self assurance next month after fans and club contributors had known as for him to go away.

Most currently, Bartomeu were the focal point of a completely public fallout with Lionel Messi after the Argentine had requested to go away the membership this yr.

Messi criticized the previous president for no longer retaining his word and only stayed to keep away from taking his loved membership to courtroom.

The crew's overall performance at the pitch has additionally positioned stress on Bartomeu. His departure comes simply 3 days after Barcelona misplaced three-1 to fierce rivals real Madrid inside the El Clasico.

In reality, the writing might also have been at the wall after closing season's 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich inside the Champions League.

The Catalan membership gained four los angeles Liga titles and the Champions League throughout Bartomeu's reign and is now preparing to stand Juventus on Wednesday.

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