Barca bring in ex-Milan chief?

Reports in Spain are claiming that Barcelona will confirm the appointment of Ariedo Braida as their new sporting director imminently.

The Catalans have been seeking a new man to fill the void since Andoni Zubizarreta's dismissal at the beginning of January, and Mundo Deportivo claims it is the former Milan chief who will take the reins.

The newspaper adds that Braida will form a four-man panel alongside club advisor Carles Rexach, vice-President Jordi Mestre and director Javier Bordas.

However, his official title will be international sporting director, as opposed to solely sporting director, while he is only expected to fulfil his duties until the end of the season.

Braida was Milan's general manager between 1986 and 2002 and is credited for building the legendary Milan team which ruled Europe in the late 80s and early 90s.

The 68-year-old then moved to the position of sporting director until December 2013, when he finally cut all ties with the Rossoneri.

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