The president of Espanyol, Chen Yansheng, has returned to Barcelona to finish the season and be present at various institutional events. The Chinese leader, who will attend this Saturday against the Real Sociedad against RCDE Stadium, who can represent the European classification at the club, has met with Several executives of regional television broadcasting from LaLiga Santander in China. The meeting was also attended by directors of the SuperSports chain, which owns LaLiga broadcasting rights in China.
The purpose of the representatives of these means was to know the club and the characteristics of the stadium, and they were interested in the particularities of the broadcasts of the Spanish League. For Chen, it was a great opportunity to introduce Spanish among various media players of the Asian giant. Hours later the president went to the party that celebrated the League at RCDE Stadium.
The legacy of Josep Manel Casanova
Where the President of Espanyol has also been able to attend has been the baptismal event of the club's residence, located next to the Dani Jarque Sports City and which already bears the name of Josep Manel Casanova, white-and- blue for a few decades and to whom the club has wanted to pay homage. It was an act with his son, Carles Casanova [currently working at the club], several relatives and players trained in the establishment.
"It is a recognition to a key person in the development of the sporting part of the club," explained Oscar Perarnau, who added that "when the idea arose, it was very well received by all, both the president and the council of the club, Administration said yes. " Perarnau pointed out that Casanova was his "sports master", and he reminded how he started working at the club. "Humanity, dignity, humility, hardworking, constant, generous, courageous …" are some of the qualifications used by the general sports director. The wife of Josep Manel Casanova, Mercè Palma, emphasized that "this tribute, this baptism, is priceless". He also thanked the current leaders for the recognition and recalled that Casanova "changed the history of RCD Espanyol". The director of the Túrbula School, Joan García, and the mayor of Sant Adrià de Besòs, Joan Callau, have coincided with their enthusiasm to be able to participate in such an emotional act and have highlighted the figure of Casanova as the driving force of the residence and of the Sports city.