Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has resigned on Tuesday.
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The entire board also stepped down.
Bartomeu’s decision comes after months of criticism following the 8-2 demolition suffered in the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Lionel Messi, the club’s captain, then requested to leave the club, a crushing blow to Bartomeu’s reign.
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The president had been due to officially end his tenure next year, with elections called for March, but the club’s members called for a vote of no confidence in an effort to get Bartomeu out immediately.
A total of 20,687 votes were gathered for the motion against Bartomeu, passing the threshold of 16,250 signatures required for the vote to go ahead.
The Barca board repeatedly tried to postpone the vote but, on Monday, local authorities rejected the club’s push to delay the proceedings.
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As a result, the vote was set to go ahead in the coming weeks, but will no longer be necessary as Bartomeu and the board have stepped down.
Bartomeu originally joined Barca during Joan Laporta’s presidency and ascended to that role himself in January 2014. He replaced Sandro Rosell, becoming the 40th President of Barcelona as he signed on to complete the rest of Rosell’s tenure following his resignation.
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During his time in charge, Barca won La Liga four times as well as the 2014-15 Champions League.