Martín assumed the club’s presidency after Florentino Pérez’s resignation in February 2006. In those two months, the team did not lose a league game, but was eliminated from the Champions League by Arsenal. On April 26, the board of directors decided to call elections for the club’s presidency against his opinion, which led to his resignation. During the process he was temporarily replaced by Luis Gómez Montejano. At first he suggested that he would run for those elections, but ultimately he did not. The chosen one would be Ramón Calderón. Fernando Martín Álvarez, who was interim president of Real Madrid between February 2006 and April of the same year and owner of the company Martinsa, He has left the ICU of the Puerta de Hierro Hospital in Madrid, where he was admitted in a serious condition suffering from coronavirus. At the moment, he has been transferred to the area of intermediate care.Fernando Martín, 72, who was not afflicted with any previous serious illness, fHe was hospitalized last Monday for coronavirus, the same disease that two days earlier caused the death of Lorenzo Sanz, another former president of Real Madrid.