The Catalan has called Josep Maria Bartomeu's recent arrest "an uncomfortable" situation, who released on Tuesday after spending Monday in jail. However, the 50-year-old believes Barcelona’s future will be bright.
"It's an uncomfortable situation but I hope it will finish well,"
boss told his press conference.
"He’s already innocent until the court proves he is guilty."
competing for the club's presidency in the March 7 election,
has high hopes for his former club.
"Only I'm concerned is that in one week we’ll have a new president," he said. "It’s a difficult situation at Barcelona but the new man needs to have the courage to lead in the next years. As many people as possible can vote and lead the best club in the world.
"I’m pretty sure they’ll come back stronger. The new president has to lead with confidence and get the fans together and that will make them the club they are. I’m looking forward to the election and, hopefully, the president will be okay."
Regarded as one of
best-ever players and managers,
served the Blaugrana as both manager and player.