The hitherto director of professional sections of the FC Barcelona, Albert soler, and the person in charge of the legal services of the club, Roman Gomez Ponti, they leave their positions in the entity and will not continue to lead their responsibilities.
As confirmed by sources close to the manager to Europa Press, both Albert Soler and Román Gómez Ponti leave their positions at FC Barcelona, in a decision made by the new Board of Directors chaired by Joan Laporta.
Albert Soler was in charge of the professional sections of basketball, handball, futsal and roller hockey since October 2017. Previously, since 2015, he had also been a director of professional football.
He came to the club in 2014 as director of institutional relations and, already with Bartomeu as president-elect in 2015, he was promoted to director of the club’s professional sports, including football and sections.
On the other hand, Román Gómez Ponti is no longer responsible for the club’s legal services. He arrived at Barça in July 2010, during the mandate of Sandro Rosell, and continued in office under the presidency of Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Together with Bartomeu himself and who was his right hand, his advisor Jaume masferrer, as well as the CEO of the club, Òscar Grau, Gómez Ponti was one of those investigated in the ‘Barça Gate’ case.
Now, it will be Grau, who remains as general director on a provisional basis until the confirmation of the arrival of a new CEO, who will take the reins at the head of the sections, while Cristina Belloque will remain, temporarily, with the functions of Gómez Ponti.