Barcelona CEO Ferran Reverter resigns after 7 months

Ferran Reverter has resigned from his role as Barcelona’s CEO just seven months after his appointment due to family and personal reasons.

Reverter only became chief executive officer in July 2021, joining from German company MediaMarkt, but he has endured a tumultuous period in the job.

The 49-year-old was charged with correcting Barça’s dire financial situation by reining in their crippling debt and cutting the wage bill, which led to the dramatic departure of talisman Lionel Messi in the summer.

The planning of the redevelopment of Camp Nou in the ‘Espai Barca’ project was also among Reverter’s responsibilities.

The CEO’s resignation will come into effect once Barcelona have found a replacement.

A club statement read: “Ferran Reverter has informed FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta today of his wish to resign from his position as Chief Executive Officer for personal and family reasons.

“Given the decision by the CEO, the president and his Board of Directors wish to publicly express their gratitude to Ferran Reverter for his commitment and good work as head of the FC Barcelona executive during this time.”

In his own statement, Reverter said: “It is now almost a year since I left Germany to return to Barcelona for family reasons and shortly after I accepted the offer that I received from president Joan Laporta to become CEO of the club.

“These have been passionate months and I thank the president for his trust and, above all, his enthusiasm and capacity for leadership that mean FC Barcelona how has a first class executive team that is able to reposition Barça as a world leader.

“Personally I have put in much effort and dedication during these months, but I now wish to focus on the reason why I returned to Barcelona, which is to spend more time on personal and family projects.”

Author: Arthur Fox