Saturday, April 17, 2010

Godall has offered his resignation

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona first vice-president Alfons Godall has offered his resignation as director of FC Barcelona.

Because he doesn't want to cause any unrest that could affect the sporting teams (read more here), Godall has reportedly not written a formal resignation letter to Barcelona president Joan Laporta but has informed Barcelona board secretary Josep Cubells and Barcelona chief executive Joan Oliver about his position.

Godall, who would only have spoken incidentally with Laporta since the latter decided to support the candidacy of Barcelona assets vice-president Jaume Ferrer (read more here), would not return to the club anymore to assist matches or board meetings and would not take part in any way in the upcoming presidential elections.

On his Facebook page, Godall has meanwhile confirmed the story: "Although it is true, it's not a good thing that what Miquel Rico [spanish journalist] has published comes out... I repeat that once the sporting teams have finished their competition, I will give my version of what has happened and I will also give my opinion about the elections and the candidates that may take part. As for now, let's go for all the trophies we can still win!"

Read more:
Ferrer invites Godall and Sala to join him
The withdrawal statement of Godall
Laporta confirms board support for Ferrer