Asked about the continuation of Barcelona chief executive Joan Oliver (picture, on the left) after the elections later this year, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said at a press conference that he thinks the management structure of the club deserves to stay in place after his exit:
"I think that the executives, starting with the director general, have done an excellent job, and even more so in these times of a profound economic crisis. Those people have contracts and in my opinion they should continue and it wouldn be imprudent to replace them. We'll see who will win the elections and what they will decide."
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