Director of Football at Barcelona Eric Abidal has been fired following the sacking of coach Quique Setien.
In the wake of Friday’s humiliating loss – the first time in 74 years that the Spanish side had conceded eight goals in a single game – the Barcelona board held an emergency meeting where they made the decision to sack both the sporting director and the manager.
Abidal’s position has been hanging for a few months following a public spat with Lionel Messi over the dismissal of former first team coach Ernesto Valverde in January.
The Frenchman’s departure is part of a bigger plan from Bartomeu to change the management structure at Barcelona. There will be an election in the summer of 2021 to decide on who Barcelona’s new president will be, so any decision on who replaces Abidal could be delayed until the results of that are clear.
By David Kofi Tei|Contributor|Ghana