Separatists Eye Football Star Guardiola For Catalan Presidency - Reports
Zeeshan Mehtab 28 days ago Mon 21st October 2019 | 08:48 PM
Catalan separatists want football star Pep Guardiola to lead their pro-independence coalition to victory in a regional snap election in the hope of wooing voters, media said on Monday
Ex-Catalan leader Artur Mas wants to offer him leadership of the Together for Catalonia coalition, which his Catalan European Democratic Party is part of.
The next election is due no later than 2022 but separatists want it to be held at the earliest date. This may lead to a scheduling conflict since Guardiola is expected to return at the end of the football season next June.