Perrin: Guardiola and Rosell have issues
Former Barcelona vice-president Albert Perrin has launched an attack on the club's directors in an interview with COMRadio Barcelona on Wednesday.
Perrin, who was vice-president of the club during Joan Laporta's tenure, reserved his strongest criticism for Sandro Rosell, blaming the current president for manager Pep Guardiola's indecision over his future at the club.
"The current board is not making it easy for Guardiola to renew," Perrin said. "There is not a good atmosphere. They don't defend him - it is Guardiola who has to make statements when it should be the president. These things eat away at you. There is no feeling between Rosell and Guardiola, at least not like before.
"It is difficult. When you come into office, you take over something you haven't made. This is the team that we built and the coach who we took a chance on. I hope, I think and I wish that Guardiola will continue for the good of Barcelona."
Perrin also believes that the club must do more to build its influence within the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and help improve the club's image in Spain. Once more, he believes that it is the club's president who must do more in this respect.
"In our time we also had a good relationship with the Federation, because Laporta was always at the meetings. These are things that make you well liked. Back then, it was always Madrid who weren't there. Now, it is Barca who are not there. The Barca president is doing very little. For the re-election of Villar [RFEF president], he was not there."