In a lengthy interview with Spanish daily As, Real Madrid president Ramón Calderón reviews his initial 100 days in office. As is second only to the club's own press office in singing the praises of Real Madrid, so you shouldn't expect a searching, challenging interview, but there are a few interesting tidbits (translation is my own):
On calling new elections within a year:
He seems to be hoping for a good set of results this season to take the pressure off him to call elections that he might lose.
On reactions to his running of the club:
Is he being purposefully naive about the fans' patience running out? Three years with no titles...
On not interfering:
Let's hope this doesn't come back to haunt him...
On Beckham retiring:
In other reports, he confirmed that he had said that Beckham would retire in two years, but that it was based on what he had heard from others, rather than from the player himself.
On not keeping his election promises:
He seems to have conveniently forgotten about also promising to bring Cesc and Robben...