Long serving Nou Camp great leaves Catalan giants.
Former defender Carles Puyol has quit his role as assistant director football at Barcelona barely hours after director of football Andoni Zubizarreta had been sacked by the club according to Goal.com.
The long serving centre-back had only been in the role a matter of months but has opted to leave the club he has represented for 20 years, stating;
“In this statement I want to let you know that I have finalised my working relationship with Futbol Club Barcelona,” Puyol wrote on his Facebook account.
“These three and a half months have given me the opportunity to see the other side of the club. I have learned a lot, I am very grateful, but I want to experience other things from another perspective and from other places.”
Given that one of the key roles of a director of football, and indeed his assistant, is to scout potential new signings it’s perhaps no surprise that Barcelona would have little need for such a post as they can not sign any new players in 2015 due to being hit with a FIFA transfer ban.