FC Barcelona - That's not my Team anymore!
After Pep Guardiola left and Tito Villanova had to step aside and he passed away, new Managers had been in Charge.
Tata Martino and Luis Enrique both weren't able to win any competition and Barcelona is therefore 2 years without any title.
After the last Elections Josep Maria Bartomeu had to leave his post and a Barcelona Legend took over as the President!
Former Barcelona player Johann Cruyff won the Election against an unknown Financial Manager from Barcelona, Paco Lopez, with over 98% of the voices.
Johann Cruyff was the man who told former Barcelona Managers to give Frank Rjikaard and Josep 'Pep' Guardiola the job as the Barcelona Manager.
Cruyff does know what makes a good manager and it will be quite interesting to see, if Luis Enrique will remain in his position.
Enrique hadn't gave some Barcelona talents the playing time they wanted to. Players like Bartra, Rafinha, Montoya or Roberto where most of the time on the bench or not even in the matchday squad.
Therefore players like Rakitic, Mathieu, Suarez or Vermaelen played. Players who where bought for a very hugh fee. This 4 players cost Barcelona over 137 mio € at the start of the Season.
Barcelonas Philosophy was always to bring in players from their own B squad. Players like Puyol, Fabregas, Messi, Guardiola, Zubizaretta, Iniesta or Victor Valdes.
All of these players became great icons in Barcelona, but since the days of Sandro Rosell at the Barcelona Chairman a couple of years ago this philosophie had changed.
Barcelona also had a Kit sponsor for the first time in over 100 years and the club lost a bit of the "Mes que un club" philosophy!
How will this change with Cruyff in charge now? Can Barcelona regain their reputation as the best club in the World?