Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Ramon Calderon is the new President of the Club

The result is official. Former director Ramon Calderon is the new president of Real Madrid. It was announced on Monday, the day after claiming a narrow victory in the election campaign.

In one of the most important things of his speech, the 55-year-old lawyer promised a bright future for the club, saying that he would construct a winning project led by Italian coach Fabio Capello and sporting director former Real player Predrag Mijatovic.

"I want to represent all the supporters and excite them by putting together the best possible team," Calderon told to a TV channel.

He also announced that Capello, who led Real to the league title in 1997, had gone to Turin to rescind his contract with italian Juventus and would be presented as the club's coach later in the week.

"He will have absolutely no problem leaving Juventus because he has a series of clauses in his contract that allow him to leave and Real Madrid will not have to pay anything to bring him to our club."

It's important to mention that during the election campaign Calderon also said he would sign Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Chelsea winger Arjen Robben and that he was close to bringing AC Milan's Brazil midfielder Kaka to the institution.

Calderon wanted to make sure that in football not all the plans come true: "We have to be cautious, but I hope that all three players will come here. Others will also come. We also need to decide which players will be leaving the club....The future of Real Madrid will be glorious."