Barcelona directors resign following Las Palmas fixtureOctober 11, 2017
Albert Soler and Raul Sanllehi have resigned from their positions as Barcelona directors, it has been confirmed.
Following various issues surrounding the Catalan Independance Referendum before the international break, both Soler and Sanllehi have now left the club.
Sanllehi was a director of football at the Camp Nou and played a massive part in bringing former player Neymar to the club from Santos.
Having watched the Brazilian leave this summer for Paris Saint Germain, the Spaniard has now called time on his position at the club.
It is understood in reports across the Catalan region that he is now being chased by both Manchester City and Arsenal.
Soler, who worked closely with the first team, has cited tiredness and the need for a break in his decision to resign.
Further reports claim Pep Segura will now take over on an interim basis for both roles, whilst spokesman Robert Fernandez will continue as a sporting director.
Soler and Sanllehi’s departures see them follow both Carles Vilarrubi and Jordi Mones out of the club.
The exits follow club president’ Josep Maria Bartomeu’s decision to play the La Liga fixture against Las Palmas behind closed doors, following incidents between voters and Spanish police two weeks ago.