Excellent news today on the last day of Josep Maria Bartomeu’s presidency. Bartomeu’s final act before resigning in order to begin the election process has been to oversee new contracts for Luis Enrique and Dani Alves. There had been doubts over the futures of both the Barça coach and the Brazilian full-back but Luis Enrique has extended his previous contract by a year which will see him continue as first-team coach for the next two seasons while Alves finally agreed terms for a new two-year contract.
In a press conference this afternoon Bartomeu offered a long overview of the club’s current situation while also continuing to defend the club’s behaviour in the Neymar signing and the FIFA transfer ban case. It was pretty obvious that he was taking advantage of the first team’s recent success with the new presidential elections in mind.