Barcelona sack sporting director Eric Abidal

Barcelona have sacked sporting director Eric Abidal as the fallout from their dramatic Champions League exit to Bayern Munich continues. Abidal the second casuality after the sacking of the coach Quique Setien.

Barca lost 8-2 to the German champions in the quarter-finals of the revamped competition on Friday night, with the result sending shockwaves across Europe and leading to deep introspection at the Nou Camp.

Manager Quique Setien has already been shown the door, with the club’s former defender Ronald Koeman poised to be appointed as the new manager in the coming days.

And now Abidal, another former player at the club, has been removed from the role he held since June 2018. The club have terminated the contract of their former defender as part of the rebuilding process following their second place La Liga finish and 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League

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