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Josep Maria Bartomeu and Lionel Messi(Getty Images)

Barcelona president Bartomeu quits in fallout of Messi feud

By Associated Press | Madrid
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:41 PM IST
After one of the club’s worst seasons in more than a decade, Bartomeu announced that his entire board of directors also resigned, effectively avoiding a motion of censure vote that was scheduled for the coming weeks.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Osasuna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - July 16, 2020 Barcelona's Gerard Pique during the warm up, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Osasuna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - July 16, 2020 Barcelona's Gerard Pique during the warm up, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo(REUTERS)

Pique lays into Barca over Messi situation

By Reuters | MADRID
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Club president Josep Bartomeu was the target of a scathing interview by Messi, who ultimately ended up staying at the Camp Nou, however the relationship between the two seems irreparable, something that has left Pique astounded.
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Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu attends a news conference at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.(REUTERS)
Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu attends a news conference at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.(REUTERS)

Barcelona president Bartomeu to face vote of no confidence

By Press Trust of India | Barcelona
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:45 AM IST
The vote will be held after the club verifies all the signatures. Bartomeu would have to step down if two thirds of the votes are against him, and new elections would have to be scheduled.
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Alaves - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - August 18, 2018 Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Alaves - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - August 18, 2018 Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo(REUTERS)

Staying with Barcelona not completely ruled out by Lionel Messi

By Associated Press | Madrid
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 07:15 PM IST
The affirmation came a day after there was no agreement in the first meeting between Jorge Messi and Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu. Jorge Messi had said upon arriving in Barcelona on Wednesday that he saw it “difficult” for his son to keep playing for Barcelona.
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Artist TVBOY prepares to glue a painting depicting soccer player Lionel Messi dressed like Che Guevara named "Hasta Siempre Comandante", or "Until Forever Commander" in English, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giant. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)(AP)
Artist TVBOY prepares to glue a painting depicting soccer player Lionel Messi dressed like Che Guevara named "Hasta Siempre Comandante", or "Until Forever Commander" in English, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giant. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)(AP)

Barcelona unwilling to negotiate LIonel Messi departure

By Associated Press | MADRID
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 07:24 AM IST
Messi is not expected to report to the club on Sunday for scheduled coronavirus testing that is required for the entire squad before training can resume next week, according to Catalan radio RAC1.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi holds his head during the Champions League quarterfinal match between FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Gerard Piqué says Barcelona "hit rock bottom" in an 8-2 humiliation from Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals. It's 74 years since Barcelona conceded eight goals in a game. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez/Pool)(AP)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi holds his head during the Champions League quarterfinal match between FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Gerard Piqué says Barcelona "hit rock bottom" in an 8-2 humiliation from Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals. It's 74 years since Barcelona conceded eight goals in a game. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez/Pool)(AP)

Questions surround Messi’s future amid Barcelona chaos

By Press Trust of India | Barcelona
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 10:05 AM IST
The team’s biggest star for more than a decade has a contract with Barcelona until 2021, but he hasn’t been hiding his dissatisfaction with the club.
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File image of Xavi Hernandez.(Getty Images)
File image of Xavi Hernandez.(Getty Images)

Barcelona president backs Setién, sees Xavi as future coach

By Press Trust of India | Barcelona
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Josep Bartomeu told Spanish sports daily Sport in an interview on Saturday that “at no moment did we think about a coaching change” despite Barcelona’s poor finish to the Spanish league season.
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File image of Xavi.(Getty Images)
File image of Xavi.(Getty Images)

Xavi ‘will be manager’ one day, says Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu

By AFP | Barcelona
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Former Barca captain Xavi was approached for the Camp Nou job last week but rejected the offer, preferring to remain as boss of Qatari team Al-Sadd for the time being.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi during a Champions League against Slavia Praha.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi during a Champions League against Slavia Praha.(REUTERS)

Barcelona president reveals club is preparing for the post-Lionel Messi era

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 11:12 PM IST
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s contract will expire in 2021 and now Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has revealed that the club will offer Messi a lifetime contract to see out his career at Camp Nou.
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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde(REUTERS)
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde(REUTERS)

Valverde feels Barcelona support despite Champions League collapse

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 02:15 PM IST
Barca crashed out in the semi-finals on Tuesday after one of the greatest comebacks in the tournament’s history saw them lose 4-0 to Liverpool and throw away a 3-0 advantage from the first leg.
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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde gestures during their match against Liverpool.(REUTERS)
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde gestures during their match against Liverpool.(REUTERS)

Another Champions League ‘disaster’ leaves Ernesto Valverde future in doubt

By Agence France-Presse | Liverpool
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 03:55 PM IST
Another Cup final to erase the disappointment of another failure in the Champions League except, just like last year, even a domestic double will not come close.
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