According to Real Madrid, club president Florentino Pérez has called presidential elections at the LaLiga club as he looks to stay in his role at the Spanish giants.

In a club statement released on Thursday, Madrid said: “Following on from today’s board meeting and in accordance with article 38, section b of the Real Madrid C. F. social statutes, the President has requested that the Electoral Board issue the call for elections for the President and Board of Directors.”

Pérez, 74, has been Madrid president since 2009. He previously held the position from 2000 until 2006 and was re-elected unopposed when his four-year terms expired in 2013 and 2017.