Saturday, January 30, 2010

Guixa: "The financial situation worries me"

Barcelona presidential candidate Jaume Guixà gave an interview to Catalan local newspaper Diari de Tarragona.

What do you think about Laporta wanting to become a politician?
Laporta has been closing doors. He has had too many confrontations over political issues. At times, his attitude has not been the appropriate one for the president of Barça, there are several examples of that. He has even been investigating his own directors with money of the club. The current president uses the name of Barça in a wrong way.

What is your project for the club?
We want to open the club to the club member. We want a project where the member takes part and therefore all these measures we are going to take will be done by a dynamic team that reflects the historicy and the value of the club and not by a little group of four members within the board that controls everything, which is the case now.

Are you concerned about the current situation?
I don't believe what they say about the club financially doing good. That worries me. If we were that good, why is it that the training centre hasn't yet been finalized after they started it in 2003?

The remodelling of the stadium ...
The project of Norman Foster will have an environmental cost, besides the costs of the maintenance. Yes, you have to reform the Camp Nou, but more at the service the user, by making it more accessible. To do all that, there's no need to get rid of assets.

One of the great assets of Barcelona is Pep Guardiola.
Pep has made history with the club and if he has announced his intention to continue at the club it's precisely not to get involved in the electoral process. Our candidacy has always said that we would respect his decision and that whatever he would decide, it would be a good decision for us. That's why, after hearing that he wants to continue, we are very encouraged and motivated because the project of Laporta is over, but also because the project Pep Guardiola continues.

Will there be signings if you will be president?
I think that Cesc Fàbregas, who has left the youth academy, is one of the best players in the world and is therefore a great player who deserves to be part of the best team in the world, which is Barça, but we will always act following the wishes of the coach and the consultations and recommendations made by the technical staff.

You are the president of a fan club...
Every fan club has to be the backbone of Barça in the region. From the fan club, one detects the delusions or even the deficiencies. Right now the club doesn't care about those in Catalonia but those from outside Catalonia have even been humiliated.

this is the second and last part of this interview. you can read the first part here.

Read more:
Grand-daughter club founder in board team Guixa
Guixa: "The most powerful candidacy is ours"
Three 'Dream Team' players in candidacy Guixa

interview: patxi saracho

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