New organization chart for the Football Section
Zubizarreta becomes Director of the Sports Football Section, and will be responsible for professional football, as well as the Youth Football section, and other related areas. A new Cross-Sectional Area has been created to strengthen and improve tale
Andoni Zubizarreta presented the new organisation chart of the FC Barcelona Football Section, with
the main features being the creation of the new position of Director of the Sports Football
Section, who will manage the whole structure of football at Barça. It will be Zubizarreta who will
fill this position, leaving his position as Director of Professional Football.
Three major areas
The Professional Football section will be coordinated by Narcís Juliá, and like
last season will include the First Team, Barça B, and Junior A. In the presentation, changes to the
reserve team coaching staff were mentioned, with the arrival of Eusebio Sacristán as Manager. Also
mentioned was the incorporation of Pep Muñoz, as assistant to Oscar Garcia, replacing Quique
Alvarez, who will train the Cadet A team.
In the area of youth football (from pre-benjamin to Junior B), Guillermo Amor is still the
Director and Albert Puig, Coordinator. The Technical Secretariat will still be headed by Albert
Valentín. Finally, Xavier Llorens will run the Women's Football section.
New cross-sectional area
Within this new organization, a new cross-sectional area has been created, which
consists of three sub-areas, working closely with all football teams within the Club. The goal,
according to Zubizarreta is that "footballing concepts are not discussed, they are developed".
In this way an area has been created to gather, analyse, and improve the working methods of
FC Barcelona. This area will be run by Joan Vilà, and coordinated by Victor Sanchez.
Meanwhile, Pere Gratacós, until now director of the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper, now becomes
Director of Sports Relations Section. Attention will be devoted to institutional sporting
commitments, positioning within sporting organisms, and the identification of collaborators for the
Finally, the Goalkeeping Section has been created, headed by Juan Carlos Unzué and
coordinated by Ricard Segarra. The objective is to specialise and define the style of play of the
Barça goalkeepers, and keep an eye on its development.