Laporta considering running for re-election as Barcelona president

The 49-year-old politician, who is a member of the Parliament of Catalunya, served two terms at Camp Nou before standing down in the summer of 2010
Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed that he is considering running for re-election.

The Catalan politician occupied the top job at Camp Nou for a total of seven years before stepping down after his second term in 2010 and was succeeded at the helm by Sandro Rosell.

However, Laporta has explained that he is not happy with how the club is currently being run and is therefore open to a return.

"I'm ready to go back to being president of FC Barcelona," he told EFE. "It's a thought that occurred to me at the end of the season, after analysing how everything was going and I had a clear perception that the current board is obsessed with destroying what we did.

"And I'm very proud of the model Barca built. So when I'm asked if I will return, I answer: 'Yes, I'm thinking about it.'"

Barcelona won four Liga titles, two Champions Leagues, one Copa del Rey and a Club World Cup during Laporta's tenure.

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