Barcelona appoint Sergi Barjuan interim coach

Sergi Barjuan

Sergi Barjuan interim coach for Barcelona

FC Barcelona have announced Sergi Barjuan, the current coach of Barça B, as the interim coach of the first team.

An announcement on the club’s website on Thursday said Barjuan shall be taking provisional charge of the technical management of the senior squad.

“His interim position as first team head coach shall end as soon as the club has hired full-time head coach to replace the dismissed Ronald Koeman”, the statement said.

“FC Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, shall be officially introducing Sergi Barjuan to the first team squad this afternoon before the training session at the Ciutat Esportiva.

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“Sergi Barjuan will be attending to the media today from 1.00pm CEST in the pressroom at the Ciutat Esportiva to discuss the game against Alavés, with president Joan Laporta also appearing”, the statement added.

Barcelona sacked their coach Ronald Koeman on Wednesday night after a disastrous start to the season.

The club is now 9th on LaLiga table and faces the nightmare of being eliminated in the group state of the Champions League.

According to reports, the club is in talks with former captain Xavi Hernandez, to be appointed as replacement to Koeman.