Del Nido to offer Sevilla resignation

According to Canal Sur Radio, Sevilla President Jose Maria del Nido will offer the club’s shareholders his resignation in December.

Del Nido was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail in December 2011 for his part in the Minutos case, which involved the embezzlement of public funds in the town of Marbella on the Costa del Sol.

The alleged offences took place between 1999 and 2003 when Del Nido was working as a lawyer, and after the guilty verdict he announced at a Press conference that he would still be continuing his role club President.

However, the situation at the Sanchez Pizjuan has undergone a radical change since then despite him increasing his shares in the club, with a fracture in the relationship with Los Biris Norte – one of Spain’s oldest organised group of ultras – chiefly to blame after he accused them of ruining Los Rojiblancos’ reputation.

Del Nido’s appeal to the Supreme Court is still pending and his departure would promote a serious shift in Sevilla’s institutional position after the stability he has brought over the past few years.

Nonetheless, it is believed he still has the backing of the majority of shareholders and members to allow him to continue in office for another term.

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