According to the sports reporter of Tasnim news agency, Hojjat Karimi said before the meeting of Esteghlal Club’s board of directors today (Sunday): “It is a meeting of the board of directors and it is not very important and it will be like other previous meetings.”
Regarding the agenda of today’s meeting of the board of directors, he clarified: The agenda is to investigate the problems of the club. Sapinto is currently in Esteghlal and the rumors that he had a meeting with Fethullahzadeh are not true and there was no meeting.
The member of the board of directors of Esteghlal club said about the dissatisfaction of the members with the performance of the technical staff and players: We are dissatisfied with the facilities available to them.
Regarding how long Sapinto will be given time, Karimi said: They have time now and the half season has just ended.
In response to the differences raised between Esteghlal board members regarding Sapinto’s stay, he said: No, there is no difference. Have you seen an interview of Fethullahzadeh in which he said that Sapinto should go? Yesterday, there was a news that there was a negotiation, while these are circulating in cyberspace and nothing has happened.
A member of the board of directors of Esteghlal Club stated about the club’s activity in transfers: It must be money!
A reporter asked Karimi what happened to the 123 billion tomans deposited in Esteghlal’s account, and the member of the board of directors of the club said: This amount you are talking about was money that was in the account, but a loan was taken for it and it was a guarantee for this loan. By placing a collective document, only 70 billion Tomans were deposited into the club’s account, because an amount was withdrawn due to non-payment of the loan installment and an amount was kept as a deposit.
Regarding the fact that it is said that he had given 1 billion tomans to Esteghlal Club, he emphasized: I did not bring any money. Who said this?
Karimi responded to the comments of Gurbanzadeh, the head of the private organization, who said that the members of Esteghlal’s board of directors should have pressured the then CEO of the club for a series of expenses and that it is better to add two people with financial expertise to the board of directors. He said: I do not want to talk about what happened. . It is from our God that they add. The more supervision, the better. The club has a financial auditor and there are no financial problems in the system.
A member of the board of directors of Esteghlal club said about the percentage of payment to the players: What I know, it was close to 40%.
In response to the question whether Fethullahzadeh is going to Dubai today, he said: No, the CEO of the club is not going to Dubai.
Karimi said about the latest payment status of Andrea Stramaccioni’s claims: There were discussions to pay him in installments, but Stramaccioni does not accept and wants his money in full.
A member of Esteghlal’s board of directors responded to the discussion of the dispute between Fethullahzadeh and Stramachuni, which has been in the past, and said: These disputes have been created by the virtual space. If there is a dispute, Fethullahzadeh will speak, but I don’t think this is correct.
Regarding whether the Ministry of Sports and Youth has an independent position on the recent events, he said: The club has an auditor, but I do not know the position of the Ministry of Sports.