Barcelona Fire Eric Abidal As Sporting Director


Following the sacking of former coach Quique Setien, Barcelona has also fired Eric Abidal as sporting director.

Barcelona Fire Eric Abidal As Sporting Director
Eric Abidal

Barcelona have sacked Eric Abidal as sporting director, a day after dismissing coach Quique Setien following the club’s humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The club announced Abidal’s sacking in a statement on Tuesday, August 18, by saying:

“FC Barcelona and Éric Abidal have reached an agreement for the ending of the contract that united the two parties.

“The Club would publicly like to thank Éric Abidal for his professionalism, commitment, dedication and the close and positive nature of his relationship with all aspects of the Blaugrana family.”

Abidal’s departure is Barcelona’s latest change following their hammering by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The Frenchman, a former player for the Catalan giants, has been in a technical role since 2018 and took on the job of sporting director at the start of the 2019-2020 season.