Joan Laporte has reportedly lined up Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to become his manager at the Nou Camp, if he chooses to run for president of the club in the near future, as reported by the Daily Express.
The former president is reportedly considering opposing current chief Josep Maria Bartomeu for control of the Catalan Giants.
Laporte is reportedly unhappy at the direction that the club has taken in recent years.
Commonly, elections are aided by the promise of a big signing.
Barca are in a troubling position for any potential candidate, however, with the club under a transfer embargo.
As a result, reports in Spain believe that the Portuguese manager would instead be his promise to the fans.
Mourinho famously worked as a translator and coach under Sir Bobby Robson and Louis van Gaal respectively at the Catalan giants.
Laporte himself has hinted that he is likely to run for the post, saying: “I don’t rule it out and the support moves me. Each day that passes motivates me more.
“I am not thinking about it, I have work and it doesn’t obsess me. It is not my priority.
“In life one must innovate and it is difficult to repeat the past. When the time comes I will make up my mind.”