Zubi sacked as Barca sporting director

Barcelona have announced Andoni Zubizarreta’s contract as the club’s sporting director has been terminated.

A statement on the club’s official website thanks Zubi for his ‘contribution, dedication and professionalism’ over the last four years and says the decision was made by President Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Bartomeu is due to appear at a Press conference on Wednesday, according to Catalan publication Sport.

Zubizarreta played as a goalkeeper for Barca between 1986 and 1994 and initially returned under the Presidency of Sandro Rosell, staying on when Rosell resigned his post in 2014.

Barca are currently under a transfer embargo related to the transfer of under-age players from aboard and last month lost their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. 

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