Pro independence supporters eye football star Guardiola for Catalan presidency

Monday 21st October 2019 - 19:51

Pro independence supporters eye football star Guardiola for Catalan presidency

 Baghdad-INA

Catalan pro-independence supporters want football star Pep Guardiola to lead their pro-independence coalition to victory in a regional snap election in the hope of wooing voters, El Confidencial daily reported.

The 48-year-old former player and manager of the Premier League’s Manchester City is expected to let his contract expire and return to Barcelona, El Confidencial daily cited sources as saying.

Ex-Catalan leader Artur Mas wants to offer him leadership of the Together for Catalonia coalition, which his Catalan European Democratic Party is part of.