Real Madrid has officially refuted the claims that its president, Florentino Perez, is considering exiting his position.
At the end of the week, there were rumors concerning the 76-year-old’s future.
The Real Madrid City training facility in Valdebebas, where he has presided since June 2009, was reportedly going to be called after him.
Real Madrid has promptly defended Florentino Perez who has a mandate that lasts until 2025.
The club said in a statement;
“In response to a rumour that has surfaced on some social media claiming that president Florentino Pérez is allegedly considering stepping down as president of the club, Real Madrid C. F. wishes to state the following:
“These rumours are categorically false and are due to certain interests that have nothing to do with reality.
“And at the upcoming General Assembly of Representative Members of Real Madrid, there will be no agenda item to discuss the name of Real Madrid City.”
Perez initially took over as Real Madrid’s president in the summer of 2000, but he resigned in February 2006, citing the need for a fresh strategy for the team and the club as a whole.
He changed the club’s bylaws after regaining control in 2009 such that almost no one can afford to challenge him. As a result, he was reelected without opposition in 2013, 2017, and 2021.
The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium has been renovated during Perez’s second time in office. He has also presided over six La Liga championships and six Champions League triumphs.
In addition to this, Perez has suffered criticism from both spectators and referees; earlier this year, former referee Iturralde Gonzalez spoke out about a conflict he had with Perez.