Joan Laporta, who was president of Barcelona from 2003 to 2010, intends to run for the club presidency once again.
Following the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu from the presidency of Barcelona, a committee chaired by Carles Tosquez has now taken over the management of Barca, and announced yesterday that a presidential election would probably take place over the Christmas holidays.
So far, Jordi Farré and Victor Font have officially announced their candidacy for the presidency of Barcelona, but there is no news about Joan Laporta at the moment. He has verbally confirmed that he will run for presidency, but has not yet taken formal action.
According to Marca. Laporta plans to bring former Valencia general manager Mateu Alemany to Barcelona and give him a special managerial post. Alemany recently resigned due to a dispute with Valencia owner Peter Lim.
Alemany is an experienced manager. After joining Valencia in 2017, he completely changed the perspective of the team.
He also played an important role in Mallorca, helping the to win copa del rey in 2003.
Now that Barcelona are in their darkest times, Laporta hopes to bring some light to the club by adding an experienced manager like Alemany to the team.
Barca won the Champions League twice with Joan Laporta. They also managed to achieve six trophies in 2008-09.