Joan Laporta must think, like Marilyn Monroe, that happiness is within one, not next to someone. But that doesn’t mean throwing everyone around you overboard. The week in which FC Barcelona celebrated the League title, it turns out that Jordi Cruyff has announced his departure. In two years, Laporta has wiped the slate clean with three names that are club legends: Messi, Koeman and Cruyff.
In addition, the economic vice president, the CEO, the director of assets, the director of Espai Barça, the digital director, the president of the economic commission, the sports director and the person in charge of football have all left. Yesterday, Laporta got the latter to reconsider his decision.
Laporta entered Barça and fired an army of executives simply because they had been chosen by the previous president. He cost a fortune in compensation and surely a few were better than his replacements. To some extent it is understood that he wanted to bring his own team. But it is that very few of these remain, beyond the friends and family he brought with him, although for this he had to change the club’s regulations that prevented it. He has listened to Schopenhauer, the German philosopher who wrote that loneliness is the lot of all excellent spirits.
Laporta, like Marilyn, believes that happiness is within oneself and not next to someone
Not even a league title can hide the problem of governance that the entity has, especially when it is not a company with a single owner, but more than one hundred thousand. Decisions have been made about the future of the entity that open up too many uncertainties for the future. And we don’t even know with what guarantee Goldman Sachs has granted credits that multiply the club’s income by four. And meanwhile, the executives parade.
The latest disconcerting news is that Cruyff will be replaced by Deco, whose job has not been sports management, but being a footballer’s agent. It is putting the wolf in charge of the sheep. It does not seem that Laporta has requested a prior report from the person in charge of compliance of the club
It has its merit that Laporta dared to join Barça at such a difficult time, but the loneliness of the manager does not justify that anything goes and that nothing is explained.
Source: Portada by www.lavanguardia.com.
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