Under-fire Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu and the rest of the club’s board ‘RESIGN immediately with vote of no confidence looming’ as Lionel Messi and frustrated players get their way after nightmare spell on and off the pitch
- Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has faced a difficult year in 2020
- The Catalans chief fell out with Lionel Messi which nearly saw the latter leave
- Bartomeu was facing a vote of no confidence but still refused to quit on Monday
- Now Spanish reports claim the president handed in his notice on Tuesday
The director has faced several calls to step down from the Catalans hierarchy after several controversies over the summer, including the public fall-out with Lionel Messi which nearly forced the Barcelona captain to leave the Camp Nou.
On Monday, Bartomeu said there was ‘no reason for him to resign’ ahead of an imminent vote of no confidence – but Spanish news outlet SPORT claims an emergency meeting saw the 57-year-old and the other directors hand in their resignation.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has handed in his resignation, say reports in Spain
More to follow.