The return of Guardiola? Barcelona presidential candidate hints at new era with the Spaniard at the centre
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The return of Guardiola? Barcelona presidential candidate hints at new era with the Spaniard at the centre

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font is planning on a major rebuild if he manages to win and take charge of the Catalan side. 

Font is planning on raiding Manchester City off their manager Pep Guardiola, whom he would want to reunite with starman Lionel Messi. 

A new team is expected to take charge of the Spanish giants, following the exit of Jose BartBartomeu, who together with the entire Board of Directors stepped down on Tuesday night. 

Speaking to Sky Sports, Font laid down his plans for the club;

"Replacing the best generation the world of football has ever seen, which I believe we have had over the last decade, is a big challenge. Particularly at a time when competition is intense and many clubs are owned by very powerful owners.

"Barcelona also need a significant investment to rebuild the stadium and all in a world which has been hit with one of the worst crises ever [coronavirus].

"It is clear we need a very solid plan to meet these challenges and this is what we have been doing over the last few years.

"It is our intention to build a very strong and competitive project and we are very lucky at Barca that we inherited a style of play that Johan Cruyff instilled throughout the organisation, and most of the best professionals who know about this style are also fans and love the club - like Pep Guardiola, Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol.

"They are all legends that love Barcelona but do not work for Barca today - we need to bring them back to ensure we will have a very competitive project.

"The only thing Messi needs is to know he is part of a competitive project that aspires to win the next Champions League. We have no doubt that if we basically have the honour to take the helm of Barcelona we will be able to achieve that [Messi staying]."

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