Barcelona fans have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment and anger towards the board after it was reported by Cadena Sar that club legend Carles Puyol will not become their sporting director.
Former player Carles Puyol will not become a sporting director at Barcelona. He has other plans. [cadena ser]
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) September 16, 2019
Puyol retired back in 2014 after spending 20 years at the club, 15 as a senior player and 10 years as the club captain (as told by ESPN). Ever since, there has been a great, big hole left in the Blaugrana squad, not just from a defensive standpoint, but because of the Spaniard’s unrivalled leadership and unique character.
“The lack of leadership has been detrimental to Barcelona,” Bleacher Report wrote back in 2014 as they discussed the club’s decline then and Puyol’s departure.
Indeed, it was a sad day across the globe for Barcelona fans as they said goodbye to one of their own five years ago.
However, much to their disappointment, it seems Puyol has plans away from the club and will not be returning any time soon.
Here’s what some fans had to say…
All of em pulling away from valverde and barto..
— CASTOR TROY (@Geraldation2) September 16, 2019
“Other plans” More like not wanting to work this shameful board
— mx (@LeooMessi10i) September 16, 2019
I never pray for Puyol to work under Bartemeou .
— Solomon Olawale T (@Omoluabijnr) September 16, 2019
— therealduke (@Geedeeony) September 16, 2019
— ✨🅰️ ✨| #AnsuSZN (@FCBCuleHombre) September 16, 2019
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Let’s hope he comes back after bartameu leaves
— Spondon Kashyap (@KashyapSpondon) September 16, 2019