Florentino Perez | Florentino’s plan for his succession: Butragueño, Nadal and his hard core

“In the face of some rumor that appeared on some social networks in which it is stated that the president Florentino Perez would supposedly be considering leaving the presidency of the club, Real Madrid wants to state that Those rumors are flatly false and obey some interests that have nothing to do with reality,” indicated the white entity in its statement.

Absence on the Real Madrid tour of the US

A reaction that adds to other relevant and significant events that have occurred in recent weeks around the president of Real Madrid. First of all, his absence on the tour of the first team through American lands, in which the expedition leaders have been the general director José Ángel Sánchez and the director of international scouting, Juni Calafat. Florentino had never missed these international tours of the team, even joining them when they had already started, as happened with the one Real Madrid carried out in Australia in 2018. But this year’s in the United States was the first in that he has not headed the white expedition, no less a detail. And that is why Real Madrid posted a video on Monday of Florentino welcoming the squad in Valdebebas after his return from the United States, where he did not accompany them.

At the same time, a group of Real Madrid club presidents is collectingown initiative, companies between the committing partners so that Valdebebas becomes the ‘Florentino Pérez Sports City’. The initiative, which has found great support among Madrid’s social masses, will be transferred to the next Real Madrid General Assembly for approval. What is taken for granted, following the channels that mark the statutes, which warn that the proposal must be approved by the delegates of Real Madrid. A recognition of the work of a Florentino Pérez who has led the club to sporting excellence and economic stability in the midst of a difficult football scene with the appearance of state-clubs and the arrival of billionaire tycoons.

The absence of Florentino in the United States and the more than likely renaming of Valdebebas in his honor has fueled the conversation on social networks about his departure from the Real Madrid presidency, a rumor that he wanted to nip in the bud with this blunt statement from the club. But the reality is that At 76 years old, Pérez is already entering the final stretch of his stage as the top white leader, once he has fulfilled all the purposes that has been proposed in recent times at the white club.

The remodeling of the Santiago Bernabeu, that will celebrate its reopening party on December 23, it will turn the white stadium into a financial lung for Real Madrid, tripling the ordinary income of the club, which will bring much more stability and economic potential. In sports, Florentino has rejuvenated a squad with soccer players established worldwide when they have barely exceeded twenty years: Vinicius, Rodrygo, Militao, Valverde, Camavinga, Brahim, Tchouameni…

Butragueño, Nadal, JAS, Calafat, Ferreras, Solari.

Organically, Florentino only has one task left: to form the new management structure of the club the day he decides to leave the club. The businessman’s idea has always been to leave a figure with a more representative than executive character in the presidency. And there the most contrasted figure due to his football hierarchy in the club and the work he has been doing for years is that of Emilio Butragueno. The current director of institutional relations of Real Madrid He is the most recognizable face of the club, a friendly face who also speaks English naturally after studying in the United States. A person close to the “superior being”, as he himself described Florentino on his day, that he is very high in the line of succession to the president.

Pérez has already accumulated 20 years in the presidency of the white club, from July 18, 2000 to February 27, 2006 and from June 1, 2009 to today in its second stage. While Santiago Bernabéu spent 35 years, between September 15, 1943 and June 2, 1978, the date on which he died and the interim presidency was taken over by Raimundo Saporta, and then Luis de Carlos took office.

Although Butragueño is placed in a privileged place in the succession line of the club, Pérez’s dream is to seat in the presidential chair of Real Madrid Rafael Nadal Parera. The legendary Spanish tennis player is a confessed Real Madrid player, like Fernando Alonso, and he has not hidden, even in public statements, that he is an idea that seduces you once you hang up the racket and leave the tennis courts. Nadal is a universal figure and for Florentino “the best possible ambassador for Real Madrid and his values”. Rafa would have a more honorary position, in any case, leaving the executive side to other people who work at the club and who will continue to do so when Florentino Pérez leaves the club.

Why The president’s intention is to leave everything well tied up and for his trusted men to continue running the club, the people who are in his work team in this successful stage for Real Madrid in which the whites have won 57 titles between the two sections with Pérez as president, including six football and three basketball European Cups. So, names like those of José Ángel Sánchez, general director and right hand of the president, Juni Caulked, the man who has spent years weaving the first team and the future of the football section, or Santiago Solari, director of the Ciudad Deportiva de Valdebebas who are gaining weight in the club’s structure as the months go by, they will continue directing their areas when Florentino decides to step aside. In the media section, Florentino will continue to rely on his right hand, the journalist Antonio García Ferreras, who was the club’s communication director, a position in which he later placed his ‘compadre’ Antonio Galeano.

To this group of executives Some new names will be added on whose incorporation the president has been working for months to crown an executive structure that allows the club to be shielded from financial and sporting threats in the form of government and billionaires who break the market with petrodollars or take over the most emblematic clubs in England or France. What seems evident is that the day Florentino leaves Real Madrid, the day he is closer than far, his work team will be in charge and he will continue making decisions in the shadows.

2023-08-08 06:58:21
#Florentino #Perez #Florentinos #plan #succession #Butragueño #Nadal #hard #core


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *