Saturday, December 5, 2009

Rosell plans to quit football business

Speaking at a seminar on sports governance in Barcelona, former Barcelona sports vice-president Sandro Rosell has suggested that he will give up his football-related business if he's chosen as president of Barcelona next year:

"I won't talk about Barcelona until the campaign starts, but if my dream of winning the elections come true, others will have to continue the project in Qatar."

Rosell's sports marketing agency Bonus Sports Marketing is currently involved in the Football Dreams project, a scouting program sponsored by the government of Qatar and Nike aimed at giving children from Africa, Asia and Latin America the opportunity to earn scholarships to study and train at a football academy in Qatar.

Spanish news agency EFE claims that Rosell has in private said that he doesn't understand why the fact that a president of FC Barcelona could be active in the sports business is seen as something negative as he personally thinks is an added value.

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