The Catalan club is deepening its renewal and now it is the French, who acted as sports director since 2018, who is leaving his post.
He FC Barcelona announced this Tuesday the departure of Eric Abidal of his position as sports director, in somewhat surprising news, after he ratified his position on Monday.
The Blaugrana club is experiencing an internal revolution after what the role in the Champions League represented, from which it was eliminated 8-2 at the hands of Bayern Munich, so it got down to work to start a renovation.
After the board of directors in which the departure of the former coach, Quique Setién, was decided, and awaiting the officialization of Ronald Koeman as the new manager of the Blaugrana ship, the Frenchman is another of those who is ejected with a view to the next season.
The former Barcelona footballer was presented in June 2018 as a sports director and the versions in recent times pointed to a dislike of the squad, with the singing voice of Lionel Messi, and Abidal himself.
“The Club publicly expresses its gratitude to Éric Abidal for the professionalism, commitment, dedication and positive and close treatment that he has always shown towards all the estates that make up the Barça family, and wishes him luck and success in the future”, the Catalan institution communicated in its announcement.
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Agreement for the termination of Éric Abidal’s contract
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) August 18, 2020
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