Former Argentine President Mauricio Macri has confirmed that he will support Andrés Ibarra, one of his former ministers, to lead the club in elections next December, while he himself will seek to join its board of directors.
In statements to (LN+), Macri, the former president (2015-2019) who was president of Boca Juniors from 1995 to 2007, said: “I will enter the board of directors, I will hold the position that they decide, because I really think that this is the moment when I should give support, because we feel with great sadness the current gift of Boca, who is tenth in the Argentine league.
He also called for “dreaming again about bringing Boca to the forefront of the global football scene,” as happened when he was the club’s president, he said.
Macri’s remarks came at an event held on Monday to announce Ibarra’s candidacy for the presidency of Boca Juniors.
Notably, Ibarra, a 66-year-old economist and politician, served as Buenos Aires’ Minister of Modernization when Macri was the city’s mayor (2007-2015), after which he took the same post, but in government between 2015 and 2018. .