Barca candidate wants Pep back


FC Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has revealed he wants Pep Guardiola back at the club if he gets elected.

The club are currently without a president after Josep Maria Bartomue stepped down from his role after six years at the Camp Nou.

Font has revealed that he hopes to reunite Guardiola with Barcelona, while also bringing along club legends Carlos Puyol and Andres Iniesta.

"Replacing the best generation the world of football has ever seen, which I believe we have had over the last decade, is a big challenge. Particularly at a time when competition is intense and many clubs are owned by very powerful owners," he told Sky Sports News.

"Barcelona also need a significant investment to rebuild the stadium and all in a world which has been hit with one of the worst crises ever [coronavirus].

"It is clear we need a very solid plan to meet these challenges and this is what we have been doing over the last few years.

"It is our intention to build a very strong and competitive project and we are very lucky at Barca that we inherited a style of play that Johan Cruyff instilled throughout the organisation, and most of the best professionals who know about this style are also fans and love the club - like Pep Guardiola, Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol.

"They are all legends that love Barcelona but do not work for Barca today - we need to bring them back to ensure we will have a very competitive project.

"The only thing Messi needs is to know he is part of a competitive project that aspires to win the next Champions League. We have no doubt that if we basically have the honour to take the helm of Barcelona we will be able to achieve that [Messi staying]."

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