Barcelona has had a somewhat wrong day with several institutional and structural changes taking place at management and director level. The club has officially fired (h / h Sport) director Guillermo Amor.
Cupid was the leader of the institutional relations of the first team. Since Joan Laporta has already come in with wholesale changes, such as the firing of Oscar Grau some time ago, he has undertaken the mission to also replace several other employees on the board.
The new board will presumably have their own set of candidates getting ready to replace all the previously established ones. While Laporta is famous for not always making the most popular decisions among Culés and Partners, he certainly has the club’s best interest at the center, unlike previous boards.
Earlier today, board members Rafa Yuste and Jose Ramon Alexanko also informed B-team coach Garcia Pimienta, that he got sack. Without much deviation from cordial consensus between the two parties, Pimi left the club after developing some great talents and doing an amazing job with the subsidiary over the course of 14 years.
Barça’s new board wants to create a complete restructuring of the club’s sporting and instructive framework, all the way from La Masia to the board and even to the players.
Speaking of which, according to an ESPN correspondent Moisés Llorens, there are some first-team players who are rather unhappy with the decisions the board is making today about the structure and staff of both La Masia and the club as a whole.
How so radical movements from Laporta and co will play out remains to be seen. Despite the controversy surrounding such changes, the 58-year-old president and his board have determined a vision that they want to steer the club towards.
After 10 years of poor management, it is refreshing to see a board with a clear idea and the club’s interest as their own, even if it leads to unpopular decisions from time to time.