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Castells adds to Barça unrest

Published: Friday 20 December 2002, 13.50CET
FC Barcelona vice-president Joan Castells has resigned, citing differences with president Joan Gaspart.

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Published: Friday 20 December 2002, 13.50CET

Castells adds to Barça unrest

FC Barcelona vice-president Joan Castells has resigned, citing differences with president Joan Gaspart.
FC Barcelona vice-president Joan Castells has resigned, citing irreconcilable differences with the club's president Joan Gaspart.

'Differences of opinion'
In a formal statement, Castells said that "differences of opinion over the running of the club" had made his position untenable. The move is the latest setback for Barcelona, whose lowly position in the Spanish Primera División has put pressure on both Gaspart and Louis van Gaal, the Catalan team's coach.

Presidential elections
Castells, the director in charge of the club's financial department, became the second Barcelona vice-president to stand down this season, and the fifth since Gaspart took office two and a half years ago. Eight directors immediately tendered their resignations in support of Castells, who had wanted Gaspart to bring forward to March presidential elections set for the summer.

Last updated: 20/12/02 15.24CET

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