Barcelona and Real Madrid presidents Joan Laporta and Florentino Perez have reportedly resigned from their positions on the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) board ahead of a presidential election.
The RFEF is currently being run by a management committee led by interim president Pedro Rocha following Luis Rubiales’ resignation in September.
Rubiales resigned after coming under mounting pressure for kissing Jenni Hermoso on the lips without consent following Spain’s Women’s World Cup final win over England in August.
The 46-year-old has since received a three-year ban from FIFA and remains under criminal investigation in Spain, while he denies wrongdoing.
A date has yet to be set for the RFEF to hold its presidential elections, although the expectation is for a vote to take place at the start of 2024.
As reported by El Confidencial, Laporta and Perez have submitted their resignations from the management committee.
The presidents of Spain’s two biggest clubs submitted letters confirming their decision to step down, claiming their decision was to ‘not interfere in the process of elections’.
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