Real Madrid have confirmed that Florentino Perez will remain President for a fifth term after being re-elected unopposed on Sunday.
Perez was Madrid’s only presidential candidate when their election campaign officially began on June 9, and Sunday’s deadline came and went with the same outcome.
Consequently, the construction magnate will stay on at the helm until 2021, and Marca is already reporting that Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe is “his next challenge”.
Perez initially arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2000 and oversaw two La Liga titles and as many Champions Leagues, courtesy of his ‘Zidanes y Pavones’ policy, which involved the signing of world stars known as ‘Galacticos’ and promotion of youth players.
He resigned in 2006 after three seasons of no major silverware but returned three years later, instantly funding deals for Kaka, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Since then, Madrid have won two League titles and three Champions Leagues and became the first club in the modern era to defend the European Cup last season.