And what few know is that before taking over the destinies of Lionel Messi’s club, he had a very special bond with Argentina. More specifically, with Diego Maradona.
The resignation this Tuesday of Josep Maria Bartomeu and the entire Barcelona Board of Directors meant the last chapter of a wear that had not paused in recent times.
The immediate question of many before the novelty was how the situation would continue in the Catalan club until new authorities are elected, and the eyes pointed towards Carles Tusquets.
He will be the head of the Management Commission that will take charge of the institution and call for elections.
And what few know is that before taking over the destinies of Lionel Messi's club, he had a very special bond with Argentina. More specifically, with Diego Maradona.
Tusquets, who works as a banker and businessman, is remembered by many Blaugrana fans for having been, at the age of 27, the youngest leader of a board he commanded Jose Luis Nunez. He served as treasurer.
It was around those years that he came to the club, in a bomb operation for the time, Diego Maradona.
Barcelona paid 8 million dollars for the arrival of the 10 from Boca, and according to what they say in Catalonia, Tusquets' extensive knowledge of the foreign exchange market was key to making the pass happen.
In a profile made by the Catalan media Sport, highlights the merits of Tusquets in the financial sector, where it has more than four decades of experience.
The businessman will be one of those in charge of appointing the seven members of the Management Commission that will govern the club's destiny these days.
In that mission, he will accompany you, Joan Manuel Trayter Jiménez, trustee of the partners. Between them, they will have to appoint five more representatives.
According to the Barcelona statutes, "the Management Committee must exercise the functions of government, administration and representation that correspond to the Board of Directors, but limited to the necessary and essential acts for the maintenance of the normal activities of the Club and the protection of its interests".
This story was originally published in TV6.news.