Barcelona sack sporting director Abidal

One of Abidal’s final acts in role was to sack Setien after Bayern humilation

Last Updated: 18/08/20 3:30pm

Barcelona have announced the departure of sporting director Eric Abidal, just one day after sacking head coach Quique Setien.

Setien was relieved of his duties in the wake of Friday’s embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, with Barcelona warning of a “broad restructuring of the first-team”.

The Spanish club acted quickly to agree a deal in principle to bring in Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman to replace Setien.

One of Abdial’s final acts in his role as Barcelona sporting director was to inform Setien of the club’s decision to let him go in a meeting earlier this week.

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Source : Sky Sports