Mateu Alemany Set To Depart Barcelona As Director Of Football

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Mateu Alemany, Barcelona’s director of football, is set to depart the Blaugrana side on June 30th to start a new project in another team.

Mateu Alemany Set To Depart Barcelona As Director Of Football

Barcelona also have confirmed that Mateu Alemany will leave the club at the end of the season.

Alemany’s contract with the club runs until 2024 but he will leave a year early to pursue other interests.

Barcelona released an official statement, saying; “Despite having a contract until 2024, Alemany has informed the FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta of his intention to take a new path in his career but at the same time assuring that he will complete the summer transfer market with the Club.”

“Despite formally leaving the Club on 1 July, thanks to an informal agreement, Alemany has committed himself to completing the first team’s transfer business this summer, even if it should be at the final moments of the transfer window”, the club confirmed.

Mateu Alemany has however been approached by English side Aston Villa in a bid to work together with Unai Emery.

The move to work with Unai Emery is one of the concrete options in deciding his future.

Mateu Alemany

Mateu Alemany Font is a Spanish executive who was born on February 24, 1963. Since March 2021, he serves as the director of football at FC Barcelona.

Alemany was in Andratx, Mallorca and in 1985 he obtained a law degree from the University of the Balearic Islands; he later acquired a master’s degree in Financial Accounting.

Alemany was the president of Real Mallorca between 2000 and 2005 and returned in January 15, 2009 to continue in the role.

He was also the General Director at Valencia CF beween 2017 and November 2019.

Alemany’s Career Path

Alemany was made Deputy Managing Director at RCD Mallorca in 1990 and under the presidency of Bartolomé Beltrán he became the Chief Executive Officer of the club in 1993.

During his period as CEO, the club experienced several institutional changes, such as the purchase of the club by Grupo Zeta and the arrival of Antonio Asensio as president.

Mateu Alemany was offered the position of General Director of the club, which he rejected after Florentino Pérez won the elections for the presidency of Real Madrid in 2000.

Alemany replaced Guillem Reynés and then took over the presidency of Mallorca.

Mallorca achieved victory in the 2003 Copa del Rey final, with goals scored by Walter Pandiani and Samuel Eto’o, during Alemany’s era.

Alemany was the major strong hold in the signing of Eto’o for a club record £4.4 million fee; but Eto’o later left Mallorca as the club’s all-time leading domestic league scorer (54 goals) when he signed for Barcelona in the summer of 2004.

Alemany later left the club in 2005, as Mallorca was on the brink of relegation, despite signing several players and the return of manager Héctor Cúper.

Alemany in 2007 led an unsuccessful candidacy for the presidency of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

Mateu Alemany later returned to Mallorca as club president in 2009 but left the role in June 2010, and sold his shares in the club to Lorenzo Serra Ferrer.

Mateu Alemany was named the General Director of Valencia CF. On March 27th 2017, and in 2019, he was dismissed from the position.

From there he was made football director of FC Barcelona under the presidency of Joan Laporta on March 26th, 2021 and is looking to depart on June 30, 2023.

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