It’s official. FC Barcelona officially announced the incorporation of Deco as the new sports director of the Barça team. The former player had been working on the sports planning of the squad for some time. Although his announcement had not been made official until today. His presentation will be in September.
The Barcelona hierarchy has already confirmed what was an open secret. The announcement was imminent. Now, Deco is the new sports director of Barça with a contract that will be linked to the duration of the mandate of Joan Laporta’s Presidency.
The former player will be ensured full power in the team’s sports field, as well as the preparation of the Barça squad in which he will be working for a long time.
Deco has taken over this position from Jordi Cruyff in the team’s sports planning. The position was vacant since the Dutch Legend decided not to renew his contract with the Barça entity to focus on personal projects in the future.
However, the Portuguese quickly responded to Laporta’s call to take up the position as sports director that he has been vacant for months. Deco has the confidence of the president. He will decide based on sporting criteria and will execute which signings, drops and assignments are going to take place. Although it will always be done after having consulted with Xavi Hernández.
The now Barça sports director has been a key piece in the continuity of players like Raphinha, whose agent he was until a few months ago. But Deco then decided to end the activity of his company. So as not to generate any incompatibility with his new position at the Blaugrana entity. He decided to commit himself completely into the Blaugrana Sporting Area.