It was after Toni Nadal was appointed as part of Victor Font’s candidacy to become the new president of Barcelona, bitter rivals of Real Madrid, the membership supported by his nephew and former pupil Rafael Nadal.
Not solely is Rafa an enormous Real Madrid fan, he’s additionally an honorary member of the membership and is recurrently seen watching matches in the VIP space of the Santiago Bernabeu.
Font introduced on Friday that Toni can be part of the “Sí al futur” – Yes to the Future – marketing campaign to take over the presidency from Josep Bartomeu after his resignation in October.
“Expert in managing adversity, values and perseverance, [Toni Nadal] received the 2007 Royal Order of Sports Merit bronze medal and the Jaume II award for his work as a coach, educator, coach and motivator of Rafael Nadal’s success, ”stated Font’s assertion.
Toni, who has coached Rafa for the majority of his 20 Grand Slam titles, can be the brother of former Barcelona and Spain participant Miguel Ángel Nadal.
Who is aware of, possibly someday we would see uncle and nephew collectively in the administrators’ lodge throughout a conflict with El Clasico, with Rafa telling Spanish newspaper El Mundo in 2017 that he would not rule out not a day to become president of Real Madrid.
“If you ask me if I would love it, of course I’d. Why not?” he stated. “But there may be extra, I believe it won’t be [happen]. We are superb as we’re.
“We have a terrific president [Florentino Perez] proper now and I do not suppose Real Madrid want me, however we by no means know what could occur in the future. It will not be one thing that I can elevate as we speak. “