Barcelona have announced the sacking of Sporting Director Eric Abidal, just one day after he sacked former manager Quique Setien.
Abidal had sacked Setien following a very humiliating 8-2 champions league loss to Bayern Munich on Friday.
However, Abidal who was a former Barcelona player and a two-time champions league winner also fell victim of Barca’s massive overhaul as he was given a quit notice as Sporting Director on Tuesday.
“The FC Barcelona and Eric Abidal have reached an agreement for the termination of the contract binding both parties.” Barcelona said in a statement.
“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.”
Meanwhile Barça have made moves to sign Ronald Koeman to replace Setien as head coach, as reported by FrujuSports.
However, reports circulating the media suggest that the Dutch FA coach will head the Nou Camp team for only one year.
In other news, Barcelona have resisted pressure to conduct the presidential election which normally takes place in the summer, preferably June.
“After considering all options, the board consider this to be the most viable date for the aforementioned elections,” a statement read.
“The board understand that an immediate call for elections is not feasible, given that the league season will begin on the weekend of September 12, 2020, and the situation arising from the COVID-19 crisis – both economically and socially.
“Consequently, the club will continue to implement the plan to reverse the sporting and economic situation, based on profound changes to the first team, plus a redefined budget to deal with the new situation caused by COVID-19, before the end of the current mandate.”