Barcelona Fires Eric Abidal As Sporting Director A Day After Quique Setien Sacking


Disgruntled Spanish giants, FC Barcelona, have sacked ex-player and sporting director, Eric Abidal a day after sacking coach Quique Setien following the club's humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals last week Friday.


The club announced Abidal's sacking in a statement on Tuesday, August 18, saying: “FC Barcelona and Éric Abidal have reached an agreement for the ending of the contract that united the two parties.


“The Club would publicly like to thank Éric Abidal for his professionalism, commitment, dedication and the close and positive nature of his relationship with all aspects of the Blaugrana family.”


Abidal’s departure is Barcelona’s latest change following their humiliation by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.


The Frenchman, a former player for the Catalan giants, has been in a technical role since 2018 and took on the job of sporting director at the start of the 2019-2020 season.


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