Florentino Perez, the president of Real Madrid, and Joan Laporta, the president of Barcelona, have resigned from their positions on the board of directors of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
AS has reported that both Perez and Laporta officially told their decision to RFEF President Pedro Rocha in late October. Their motivation for resigning is to avoid any interference in the upcoming RFEF electoral process, which is set to take place in the early months of 2024.
By resigning from their positions, the presidents of Barcelona and Real Madrid, the two prominent clubs in Spain, have distanced themselves from the forthcoming RFEF presidential campaign. This decision reflects their intention to remain impartial and ensure a fair electoral process takes place.
On October 11, Victor Francos, the president of The Higher Sports Council (CSD), provided authorization for the general elections of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to take place in the first quarter of 2024.
But this decision was made in response to the request made by the RFEF. As per the regulations, the current order ECD/2764/2015 was sent to all members of the RFEF assembly for their examination. Additionally, it was published on the official website to ensure transparency and allow for proper review by the concerned individuals.