Sevilla president to quit Monday with jail looming
Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido will resign from the
Spanish league club after being sentenced to seven years in
Sevilla says Del Nido has convened a board meeting on Monday
when he will hand in his resignation. Vice president Jose Castro is
expected to replace him.
Del Nido, the president since 2002, was found guilty of
embezzlement and corruption relating to a case in the southern
resort town of Marbella.
Madrid’s Supreme Court upheld the charges on Thursday. Del Nido
cannot appeal the sentence, but he can ask for a government
Sevilla enjoyed its most successful period under Del Nido’s
stewardship, winning back-to-back UEFA Cups, a European Super Cup,
and a pair of Copa del Rey trophies.