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SPORTS: FC Barcelona Sacks Eric Abidal as Sporting Director

FC Barcelona have decided to sack sporting director Eric Abidal.

A report in Diario Sport over the weekend claimed the Frenchman’s position at the club is seen as untenable and his defending of boss Quique Setien – who has subsequently been sacked – after Friday’s 8-2 defeat at Bayern Munich may prove to be the final straw.

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The former defender’s position was highlighted earlier in the season falling a high-profile spat with star Lionel Messi following on from Ernesto Valverde’s sacking.

Abidal has been at the club in a technical role since 2018 and assumed his position last summer with Ramon Planes as his deputy, after the departure of Pep Segura and the resignation of vice-president Jordi Mestre.

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Abidal’s sacking of Valverde is his major decision at the club – the signings of Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong were said to be concluded before his arrival, with only the arrivals of goalkeeper Neto and Real Betis wing-back Junior Firpo last season overseen by him.

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Source: Prime News