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Real Madrid debunks claim of Florentino Perez stepping down

Florentino Perez, the president of Real Madrid, has not announced any plans to resign, according to an official statement that has been released by the club.

At the conclusion of the week, there were rumors regarding the 76-year-old’s position as president, which he has held since June 2009.

One of the rumors said that the Real Madrid City training facility in Valdebebas will be renamed after him.

Florentino Perez, whose term is up in 2025, has been swiftly defended by Real Madrid.

The club said in a statement;

“In response to a rumour that has surfaced on some social media claiming that president Florentino Pérez is allegedly considering stepping down as president of the club, Real Madrid C. F. wishes to state the following:

“These rumours are categorically false and are due to certain interests that have nothing to do with reality.

“And at the upcoming General Assembly of Representative Members of Real Madrid, there will be no agenda item to discuss the name of Real Madrid City.”

Perez initially took over as Real Madrid’s president in the summer of 2000, but he resigned in February 2006, citing the need for a fresh strategy for the team and the club as a whole.

He changed the club’s bylaws after regaining control in 2009 such that almost no one can afford to challenge him.

As a result, he was reelected without opposition in 2013, 2017, and 2021.

The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium has been renovated during Perez’s second time in office.

He has also presided over six La Liga championships and six Champions League triumphs.

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In addition to this, Perez has suffered criticism from both spectators and referees; earlier this year, former referee Iturralde Gonzalez spoke out about a conflict he had with Perez.

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