Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has always been tipped to end up as president of the club at some point down the line, having declared an interest in doing so some time ago. But perhaps his thoughts on the idea are changing after, he edged away from the role somewhat.
After telling RAC1 that Real Madrid’s latest Champions League was not memorable, Pique explained that he thought Xavi Hernandez was the right man to lead the revival at Barcelona. Yet when asked about his potential to take on the role occupied by Joan Laporta at some point.
“It’s very complex: if you weigh up what you win and what you lose, you always lose. But because of what the club has done for me, if I had to help them I would. I don’t rule it out but I don’t have it in mind.”
“It’s very sacrificial, you put everything in for the good of the club without financial benefit or otherwise. If it goes wrong, it’s something that no one wants to experience. It’s tough. I would only consider it because of the bond, because I feel like I owe the club a lot.”
Pique has been enjoying life since retirement, organising the King’s League, and clearly benefitting from a break from football after being at the centre of it for two decades. In his final years at Barcelona though he had been nicknamed ‘El President’, which goes to show that the position has been earmarked for him.