It baffles me that there are people who truly believe Pérez is unfairly being targeted. This is the same man who amended the club’s bylaws so that it becomes practically impossible to nominate decent candidates to challenge his presidency.
Case in point:
- Candidate requirements have doubled from a minimum 10 years as a socio to 20 years.
- Candidates must secure 15% of the annual budget without 3rd party assistance (which explains why he revels in being named Forbes’ richest club year after year).
No one will deny that he’s an astute businessman, but that’s precisely the problem. Our club’s success shouldn’t be measured by the number of shirts we sell or the renovations to a stadium that doesn’t require it. There is such a thing as long term vision, and he and his board don’t seem to have one outside of being the most marketable club in the world.
It’s pathetic that in his 12 years as president, we have won just 5 major titles. To dismiss a manager that not only the players, but the fans AND media praise, is just a slap in the face. I’m not excusing any of our past coaches for missteps along the way, but at some point people must realize that maybe it’s not only management we should be looking at with a critical eye.