Coup in the Euroleague this Friday. The meeting of the shareholder teams of the competition has resulted in the cornering of Jordi Bertomeu, the person who has been in charge of the organization since its creation more than twenty years ago. According to the Greek media SDNA, the eleven owner clubs (CSKA Mocú, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Fenerbahçe, Anadolu efes, Armani milan, Zalgiris, Real Madrid, Barça Y Baskonia) have unanimously decided the departure of Bertomeu of Board, the highest decision-making body in the Euroleague. The Spanish leader will continue for the moment as CEO, although with reduced responsibilities compared to those he had to date, according to SDNA, which suggests that his departure could take place in the not too distant future.
The Euroleague has reacted to this information with a public note in which he ensures that the departure of Bertomeu from the Board does not imply any reduction in his responsibilities.
The dissatisfaction of the teams with Bertomeu’s management has also resulted in the hiring of a audit external commissioned to Price Waterhouse Cooper to review the numbers of the last years, look for irregularities and take economic control of the Euroleague.
This revolution started when seven clubs (CSKA Mocú, Maccabi Teal Aviv, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Anadolu Efes, Armani Milan, and Zalgiris) met secretly in Athens in mid-April concerned about the disappointing economic performance of the Euroleague and some indications of mismanagement that they had not officially had access to before.