Once president Francesc Miró-Sans had resigned, on 1 March 1961 a Managing Commission chaired by Antoni Julià de Capmany took over the club’s presidency internally
The new board had to work in the midst of a serious sporting, social and financial crisis. In order to sort out the lack of cash-flow, Julià de Capmany was obliged to sell major star Luis Suárez to Inter Milan for what was then an astronomical fee of 25 million pesetas. This operation was signed on May 26, 1961, five days before the European Cup final in Berne between FC Barcelona and Benfica, that cursed match in which Barça lost 3-2 due to some horribly bad luck. On June 7, the presidential elections were held and Julià de Capmany and his directors withdrew from their duties.