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BREAKING! Barcelona Captain, Carles Puyol Leaves The Club

The former Spain centre-back has quit his
post following the sacking of sporting
director Andoni Zubizarreta earlier on
Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has
announced that he is leaving his post as
assistant director of football.

Puyol had only been in the role for just over
three months, but has decided to follow
sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta out of
the club after the Basque was relieved of his
duties earlier on Monday.
“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

“I want to grow both personally and
professionally so that, in future, I can
hopefully return to this house and give back
everything you have given to me in these
unforgettable years.”
Puyol also added that he would have
preferred to have said farewell on the football
field and thanked the fans for their amazing

“I am still enormously grateful to the
employees, directors, president and the
football department for helping and believing
in me in this period of transition which has
been anything but easy,” he said. “But above
all, the fans. As a player, I always felt they
were very close to me and since my
retirement, even more so.

“I would like to have said goodbye to
everyone with my boots on, but life doesn’t
always give you what you wish for. I have
been and am extremely fortunate to feel so
much affection, and can only say THANK
YOU and know that I will always hold you in
my heart. Long live Barca!”

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