The Nou Camp based side are currently banned from making transfers…
Barcelona have sacked their director of football Andoni Zubizarreta, as announced on their club website.
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The 53-year-old has been in charge of bringing in players and letting them go as well as all football activity since his return to the club in 2010. He had been a player for the Blaugrana between 1986 and 1994, playing in goal. The club president Josep Maria Bartomeu thanked the former director for his work at the club.
The Basque countryman had presided over some tricky times for Barca in recent months. The La Liga giants have been banned from signing any players for the next two transfer window, after their appeal against the FIFA ruling was rejected. This will have a major impact on what is an ageing squad at the Camp Nou.
At the same time, their £70 million signing Luis Suarez has been struggling in his first campaign at the Catalan club, while Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas have been very successful after being sold. Both of these issues could be blamed on Zubizarreta, although there is no information to say that that is why he has been sacked.