Real Madrid Football Club have released a statement in support of the club president, Florentino Perez, in response to rumours in the Spanish pres and social media, suggesting he was set to resign after changing the name of the club’s training facilities to ‘Real Madrid City’.
The Madrid club underlined that they would remain under the leadership of Perez who has 20 season and two terms as club president – first from 1000 to 2006 and the second from 2009 to the present.
As president,Perez has overseen winning 6 La Liga cups and 6 Champions League trophies, the last of which was in 2022 in Paris.
He has also overseen the club´s Sanitago Bernabeu renovation to be one of the most advanced sporting stadiums in the world.
As the president of one of the richest and most successful clubs in Europe he was a key instigator behind the aborted attempt to create a European Super League in 2021.
As owner of Spanish construction giant, ACS Group, he is one of the richest men in Spain.
The statement read: “In response to a rumour that has surfaced on some social media claiming that president Florentino Perez 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”, declared the club.
They also took the opportunity to set other rumours to bed, saying “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 has had a winning start to his 20th season at the head of Real Madrid, with a 2-0 away victory over Basque side Athletic Bilbao, yesterday, Sunday August 12th.