You would think that would be enough to keep the avid snowboarder in Vancouver. Unfortunately the outgoing CEO was not talking about his dealings with the VPD from earlier in the morning (for which he was dealt a J Walking ticket), but answering a question regarding the field at BC Place.
Barber and Club Representatives announced today that he will be stepping down from his position as CEO, effective towards the end of February.
While today's news came as a big shock to everyone following the team, and a press conference was called, there were not a lot of details that came out of the mouthes of the suits on hand.
Whitecaps co-owner Jeff Mallett stated that he expected to run into Barber, saying that
"it's a small football world, as we all know... and with my Derby County investment over in England we'll be seeing each other a lot."
So while nobody would say what the next step actually is, it sounds like Barber is headed back to England.