Barcelona have announced the termination of technical manager Eric Abidal’s contract as the club’s backroom purge continues.
The Catalan club announced the sacking of head coach Quique Setien on Monday following a dreadful end to the 2019-20 season, Barca having conceded the Liga title to eternal rivals Real Madrid and crashing out of the Champions League in dramatic style.
Indeed, an 8-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals was the final straw for the trainer, who had been brought in to bring back an exciting brand of football that disappeared under the more pragmatic Ernesto Valverde.
A statement on the Barca’s official website reads: “FC Barcelona and Eric Abidal have reached an agreement for the termination of the contract binding both parties.
“The club publicly expresses its gratitude to Eric Abidal for the professionalism, commitment, dedication and positive and close treatment towards all the areas that make up the Barca family, and wishes him luck and success in the future.”