Sergi Barguan appointed interim coach of Barcelona

Barcelona named their former reserve player and coach Serge Barjoan as interim manager on Thursday, just hours after the sacking of Dutchman Ronald Koeman for poor results.

The club he wrote in an official statement: “Sergei Barguan, the current coach of the reserve of Barcelona, ​​will take over the temporary functions of the technical management of the first team. The temporary period in the seats of the first team will end after the appointment of a new coach after the dismissal of Ronald Koeman “.

The president of the club will introduce Bargoan to the first team during training on Thursday, which has been postponed to 5pm local time.

Barcelona receive Alaves on Saturday in the twelfth stage of the Spanish football league, and before that, Barguan will appear in front of the media in a press conference on Friday at noon.

The club Catalan said that President Joan Laporta will be present at the press conference.

According to Catalan newspapers, former midfielder Xavi Hernandez is the candidate to succeed Koeman, who spent around 14 months leading the team and was sacked after falling to ninth place. in championship and his bad start in the group stage in Champions League.

Serge, 49, grew up in Barcelona and was part of the team led by the flying Dutchman, Johan Cruyff. He spent around a decade with the team (1993-2002) before ending his career with Atlético Madrid in 2005.

After his transition to the coach, he supervised the youth teams of Barcelona, ​​then Huelva, Almeria, Mallorca in Spain and Zhejiang Greentown in China (2017-2019).

Last summer he replaced Francisco Pimenta as coach of the Barcelona reserve team, which is participating in the third division.

With Barcelona, ​​Sergi won the Spanish League three times in the 1990s and the Cup twice, as well as the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1997. He played 460 games with the first team, during which he scored 14 goals , according to the official website of the club.

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