Saturday, May 22, 2010

Former president Nunez will support Rosell

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that former Barcelona president Josep Lluís Núñez supports the candidacy of Barcelona presidential candidate Sandro Rosell.

Núnez, who has been silent on club matters since he left as president ten years ago, would yesterday have decided to make that support public, although the way in which that will happen is not yet clear.

Josep Lluís Núñez is a 78-year old Catalan businessman from the construction and the hotel sector. He was elected as president of FC Barcelona in 1978. Núñez was five times re-elected before resigning from his post in 2000.

Read more:
Nunez takes distance from candidate
Poll result: Best Barcelona president ever?
Former president Nunez to run with support Cruyff


  1. Pep, is he a great addition to Rosell's campaign ?

  2. he sure will add some votes, 13. although it was generally thought that his supporters would anyway go with rosell. on the other hand, rosell might also lose some votes (or see some indecisive voters go in another direction) since nunez is for example involved in quite a big corruption scandal at this moment. we'll see if he really comes out.

  3. may we know what sort of scandal nunez is involved in?

  4. tax evasion, erin. the case dates from the 1990s but the trial is now ongoing.

  5. Is it related to the way he paid Barça players in the 90's (which cost the club €30m and another €30m is pending) or is it a separate case?

  6. no, it's another case that deals with his private businesses. the final judgment on the barcelona-related case came this year (or late last year) and the club has to pay the 60 millions. this will nevertheless not have an effect on the club's finances since they had arranged a provision.