Real Madrid president Florentino Perez set to face election challenge from Vicente Boluda

Ben Hayward
REUTERS

Real Madrid's former interim president Vicente Boluda says he is ready to stand against Florentino Perez in the next elections.

Boluda took charge in the 2008-09 season following the resignation of former president Ramon Calderon and was in the top job until Perez returned unchallenged for a second spell in the summer of 2009.

"Florentino's administration has been amazing," the businessman told Radio MARCA. "If I say it has been bad, people will call me crazy, but I would like to be president of Real Madrid again."

And he added: "I'm still thinking of standing in the elections."

There is currently no fixed date for any elections and Perez, who has not faced a rival since he came back in 2009, can call for a vote any time he chooses.

The strict regulations passed by Perez mean only a very select group of people are eligible to stand, with one of the conditions being the need to put up a bank guarantee for 15 per cent of the club's annual spending budget.