Barcelona candidate Víctor Font wants Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi. Barca are currently 12th in LaLiga under new boss Ronald Koeman.
Barcelona presidential candidate Víctor Font wants to lure Pep Guardiola back from Manchester City and vowed to keep Leo Messi at the club.
Josep Maria Bartomeu quit as president at Camp Nou on Tuesday, ahead of a vote of no confidence against his leadership, along with the entire board of directors.
Following Bartomeu’s decision to quit it has been reported Barcelona’s presidential elections will be held in the second week of January, with Font tipped to be one of the frontrunners.
Font, 48, claimed that if he wins the vote he will seek to bring Guardiola back as head coach, get other big-name ex-players involved, and ensure Argentina international Messi stays.
Font told Sky Sports: “It is our intention to build a very strong and competitive project and we are very lucky at Barca that we inherited a style of play that Johan Cruyff instilled throughout the organisation.
“And most of the best professionals who know about this style are also fans and love the club – like Pep Guardiola, Xavi, [Andrés] Iniesta, [Carles] Puyol.
“They are all legends that love Barcelona but do not work for Barça today – we need to bring them back to ensure we will have a very competitive project.
“The only thing Messi needs is to know he is part of a competitive project that aspires to win the next Champions League.
“We have no doubt that if we basically have the honour to take the helm of Barcelona, we will be able to achieve that.”
Credit: AS English