The 57-year-old Catalan arrives at the culé club in an attempt to organize the best possible renewal in a beaten squad.
He FC Barcelona continues with his restructuring and, in addition to making Ronald Koeman official as new coach, he appointed Ramon Planes to fill the position of sports director after the dismissal of Eric Abidal.
The former French footballer was fired on Tuesday, a day after Quique Setien’s departure from the first team was reported; All these changes come after the catastrophic 8-2 suffered against Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
The Lleida-born Catalan leader was appointed Abidal’s assistant in June 2018 after a year as technical secretary at Getafe, and will now assume the high-level position at Camp Nou.
The 52-year-old spent five seasons at Espanyol since June 2007, while he also worked with Tottenham during the 2014/15 season.
Plans enters to manage a squad that could be dismantled in the midst of the profound changes that they seek to make in the Catalan club and that have Lionel Messi as their main stakeholder and “pillar” (as Bartomeu named him) of the project.
❗ LAST MINUTE – Ramon Planes, new head of the technical secretariat pic.twitter.com/lTYun2kUIL
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