FC Barcelona – The Management Team
FC Barcelona Management Team 2019-20
Here we look at the FC Barcelona Management Team 2019-20. Who are the people responsible for managing the FC Barcelona squad? The Management team is made up of all types of management including developments, assistants, scouting etc. There are also a number of former Barcelona players who help run the club.
The FC Barcelona Management team
Why do Barcelona flip through managers so often? Ever since Josep Maria Bartomeu’s takeover at Barcelona, Camp Nou has become a breeding ground for managers who have come and gone.
The first full-time manager for Barcelona was John Barrow. He was signed by the founder of Barcelona, and then director, Joan Gamper, and was dismissed four months later without winning a title.
Pep Guardiola is the most successful manager in terms of trophies. Guardiola was also the most successful manager in terms of trophies per year. In 2009, Guardiola’s first year, Barcelona became the first club in Spain to win the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and Champions League.
Barcelona Management Team – Current manager
On 29 May 2017, Valverde replaced Luis Enrique as the new Barcelona manager. His spell began with defeat as rivals Real Madrid won both legs of the Spanish Supercup at the season’s outset.
However, the team then went on a 29-match unbeaten run in all competitions from 20 August 2017 until 17 January 2018, when they lost to Espanyol in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Spanish Cup (also the club’s first defeat at the RCDE Stadium, home of their neighbours, since its 2009 opening).
Champions League progress
Barca recovered to progress in that tie as part of another sequence of 15 matches without defeat, before a loss to A.S. Roma in the last-eight stage of the UEFA Champions League on 10 April, with the final 3–0 meaning the Italians progressed on the away goals rule.
Barcelona remained undefeated for 43 matches in the Spanish League only to lose in their penultimate game of the campaign on 13 May 2018, having rested Lionel Messi for the trip to Levante UD – they were beaten 5–4 by the hosts. In February 2019, Valverde signed a new one-year contract extension.
He led his team to their first Champions League semi-final after a gap of three years, winning 3–0 at home against Liverpool but being downed 0–4 at Anfield in the second leg.
Barcelona Board of directors
|President||Josep Maria Bartomeu|
|First vice president and director of the Barça Foundation||Jordi Cardoner|
|Second vice president||–|
|Third vice president and responsible for ‘Espai Barça’||Jordi Moix|
|Fourth vice president and treasurer||Enrique Tombas|
|Board members||Jordi Argemí
Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca
Barcelona professional football team members
|Technical secretary professional football||Éric Abidal|
|Adjunct technical secretary professional football||Ramon Planes|
|First team Coach||Ernesto Valverde|
|Technical secretary Barcelona B||José Mari Bakero|
|Barcelona B Coach||Francesc Xavier Garcia Pimienta|
Barcelona youth football team members
|Head of youth football||Patrick Kluivert|
|Technical youth football||Jordi Roura|
|Head of futbol 11||Aureli Altimira|
|Head of futbol 7||Quim Estrada|
|Coach U19A||Franc Artiga|
|Coach U16A||Sergi Milà|
|Coach U16B||Marc Serra|
|Coach U14A||David Sánchez|
|Coach U14B||Albert Puig|
|Coach U12A||Jordi Pérez|
|Coach U12B||Èric Campos|
|Coach U12C||Álex Urrestarazu|
|Coach U12D||Pau Moral|
|Coach U10A||Juan Antonio Gil|
|Coach U10B||Mario García|
|Coach U10C||David Sánchez Aradilla|
|Coach U10D||Mario Jordano|
|Coach U8||Daniel Segovia|
Other Barcelona management members
|Institutional and sporting relations football 11||Guillermo Amor|
|Goalkeeper coordinator||Ricard Segarra|
|Head of scouting||Josep Boada|