Real Madrid director Ramon Calderon claims the club is falling apart and believes there should be a new presidential election to stop the rot.

“Madrid is gradually falling apart and now is the moment to call an election,” Calderon told AS.

“Two months have passed since the new president took charge and he still hasn’t called the board together.

“We are in a desperate situation. He said he would secure the board’s agreement to important decisions and he has not done that.”

Fernando Martin was appointed Real president at the end of February after Florentino Perez stoood down. Martin has said he has no immediate plans to call an election.

He issued a statement on the Real website on Tuesday calling for unity and asking for the backing of the board.

“Now is the time for everyone connected with Real Madrid to remain calm, united and responsible so that we can defend the interests of the club and construct a solid future.”

When he took charge Martin said he would get tough with the club’s players and said those not committed to the cause would be sold. He also promised to appoint a new coach by the end of March, although a month later, no announcement has been made about the idnetity of the next Real boss.

Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti is reported by the Spanish media to be the club’s first choice, with England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson a possible alternative.

Calderon said the board had not been informed of any progress in the search for a new coach.

“We know nothing about it,” he said. “We seem to be at the mercy of the gut reactions of the president.

“This club is too serious and too important to be directed by the caprices of someone who hasn’t been elected by the members.”

Calderon said he and other dissident directors hoped to persuade Martin to call an election at a board meeting on April 26. He would stand against Martin if an election did take place, he said.

The dissident director denied reports in the Spanish press claiming that the club’s finances were not as healthy as earlier forecast.

“The economic situation is extraordinary and people who say that know nothing about the accounts,” he added.

“There is a debt of €425m, but that can’t be considered as an isolated statistic because we have 165 million in our current account and we are owed 189 million.

“So the net debt is 75-80 million and this club generates some 65 million a year.”

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