‘I dream of being Barca President’

Former Barcelona technical secretary Enric Masip has confirmed his ‘dream’ to stand as Barcelona President at the next elections.

It is not until 2016 that the club will vote in their next President, but Sandro Rosell has already confirmed his desire to stand for a second term, whilst former President Joan Laporta has also hinted at another run.

Added to the list comes Masip, who only in January left Rosell’s set-up as technical secretary and has since been critical of the current chief.

“I want to present [my candidacy] because I have this dream, with no-one behind me, to serve the club of my life. We need fresh air,” commented Masip on La Graderia today.

“My departure? I’m upset, resentful and hurt for how I had to leave the club. To treat me in that was was avoidable, but this was a personal matter.”

Masip was linked in some reports as ‘testing the waters’ earlier this week with similar claims about running, as a ploy to determine whether he could stand as a candidate, or fall into Laporta’s possible group.

“I have been associated with Laporta but these reports are false. I have nobody behind me.

“To be President is a dream, but it is not my life. At the moment I have no financial security for the application. I’m working on an idea to develop.”

Masip is a retired handball player, who during his professional career won six European Cups and seven League titles with Barcelona and represented the Spanish national team.

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