Rosell to re-stand at Barca

Sandro Rosell has again commented on his intention to stand for re-election as President at Barcelona, come 2016.

Rosell, who has been in charge at the club since defeating former ally Joan Laporta in 2010’s elections, has previously hinted at his intention to seek a second consecutive term.

Speaking at a meeting of the club’s senate – Barca’s 1,000 most senior members – the 49-year-old confirmed that although only halfway through his current term, he hopes to run again come the next elections of 2016.

“I intend to show up for re-election in 2016 to ask the members to give us their confidence to meet the challenges facing us,” Rosell told senators today.

“This year we are on the right track but our challenge is to reduce the debt.”

The President elaborated on the goal to cut this from its current €298m total down to €200m by the time of those elections. When Rosell came to power in 2010, debt was at €431m.

“This season will always be remembered, for Tito Vilanova’s recovery and the return of Eric Abidal. If we win the League, it will be one of the highlights of this club’s history, because what has happened to the club this year has been incredible.

“La Liga is the desired title for any player. To win a fourth in five years demonstrates that this is Barca’s domain.”

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