Boavista president Vitor Murta was re-elected as club president until 2024 on Friday. The Portuguese leader took the opportunity to thank the president of the Girondins de Bordeaux Gerard Lopez, who is also the owner of the Portuguese club. “If we didn’t have Gérard Lopez as an investor in Boavista, it would be very difficult to continue. (…) We must consolidate this relationship. We have no recipes at the club and the entry of Gérard Lopez was the solution to our problem. » explained the leader to the Portuguese media zerozero.
“There is a very close relationship between me and Gérard Lopez. His interest in the club appeared before he became a shareholder of Boavista. » says Vitor Murta. The Spanish-Luxembourgish investor who bought Bordeaux last summer, then in October 2020 owns the Portuguese club which is currently 10th in Liga Portugal. The former owner of LOSC, also owns since July 2020 the Royal Excel Mouscron club which plays in the Belgian second division.