BREAKING! Barcelona Captain, Carles Puyol Leaves The Club

By 07:40 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 Comments

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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