Barcelona Strip Johan Cruyff Of ‘Honorary President’ Title

Chris Wright

2nd, July 2010


By Chris Wright

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has seen his title of ‘honorary president’ of Barcelona rescinded by Sandro Rosell, who took over the role of ‘actual president’ yesterday.

Cruyff was handed the title last year by former chief Joan Laporta, but Rosell has moved quickly to strip the 63-year-old of the honour – claiming the appointment to be ‘undemocratic’.

Barca’s socios (club members) will now be polled on whether they want a president of honour and if so, who it should be.

However, Toni Freixa, a spokesman for the newly-elected Blaugrana board, confirmed to the Catalan press that De Majestueuze would be honoured in one way or another;

“Cruyff is a member of honour and a Barcelona legend. He will be recognised, as will all ex-players.”

Even Philippe Christanval?