- Barcelona CEO Ferran Reverter has called time on his role at the Spanish club having cited personal reasons for his decision
- This is coming barely seven months into the job, having been appointed to the position back in July 2021
- Reverter was employed to help redevelop the team and then find a way in solving the financial situation at the club
Fresh crisis may hit Spanish giants Barcelona as the chief executive officer of the club Ferran Reverter has left his role due to what he described as personal reasons.
90min reports that Reverter only became the CEO at the club in July 2021, having joined from German company MediaMarkt, but he has endured a tumultuous period in the job.
According to reports, the 49-year-old was saddled to help in solving their financial problems and cut down the wage bill which eventually led to the exit of superstar Lionel Messi last summer.
The revamp and redevelopment of the club was also a responsibility handed to Reverter, but he has decided to quit his role as soon as a replacement is found.
A club statement reads:
"Ferran Reverter has informed FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta today of his wish to resign from his position as Chief Executive Officer for personal and family reasons.
"Given the decision by the CEO, the president and his Board of Directors wish to publicly express their gratitude to Ferran Reverter for his commitment and good work as head of the FC Barcelona executive during this time."
In his own statement, Reverter said:
“It is now almost a year since I left Germany to return to Barcelona for family reasons and shortly after I accepted the offer that I received from president Joan Laporta to become CEO of the club.
"These have been passionate months and I thank the president for his trust and, above all, his enthusiasm and capacity for leadership that mean FC Barcelona how has a first class executive team that is able to reposition Barça as a world leader.
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"Personally I have put in much effort and dedication during these months, but I now wish to focus on the reason why I returned to Barcelona, which is to spend more time on personal and family projects.”
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