Local Politician, Ex-Players Call For Debt-Ridden Racing Santander Leaders To Resign
Spanish province Cantabria President Ignacio Diego has joined former Spanish third division side Racing Santander players in asking the club's Administrative Council to step down because "it will be the only solution for saving the club," according to the EFE. Diego, who was joined at a press conference by former Racing player Quique Setién, assured that the club's future also depends on "legal and administrative circumstances," but insisted "convincingly and clearly that the current Administrative Council should resign first." Setién explained that former players who "already asked for the Council's resignation 15 days ago" do not want to control the club, they "just want to get it running and let the football fall in the hands of footballers, not in those of people who have never kicked a ball in their life." Setién rejected the Council's claim that stepping down would be impossible. Diego recognized that "the future of Racing Santander does not only depend on wills because the club is also facing legal processes," but he said that "the first step for a solution is the departure of the Council and everyone in the club's 'leadership circles'" (EFE, 7/22).