Eusebio Sacristán will continue as Barça B manager for another season. The sports management headed by Andoni Zubizarreta announced Monday its intention to extend his contract for another year. It will be his second year in charge of the reserves, after taking over in the summer of 2011 for Luis Enrique, who joined Roma.
The coach from Valladolid has helped the reserves reach tenth place in the Second Division with 34 points from 25 matches. Eusebio has had to work with the handicap of not being able to count on all of his players owing to the needs of the first team. First he had to do without Isaac Cuenca and later, without Jonathan dos Santos, Cristián Tello, Martín Montoya or Marc Bartra, among others.
Eusebio’s renewal means there is no chance of promotion for Juvenil A coach Òscar Garcia i Junyent. Garcia has therefore made the decision to leave FC Barcelona at the end of this season. The coach himself confirmed this news during the program ‘El Club de la Mitjanit’ on Catalunya Radio this Monday evening, despite the fact that he still has a year left on his contract.
The ex-player and assistant to Johan Cruyff in charge of the Catalan national team, rejected an offer a few months ago to coach a team in the Europa League and will thus end his time in Can Barça in June. “It is to progress and improve,” he stated as his reasons for the departure.
Carles Rexach, speaking to COM Radio this Monday, said that he saw Garcia being “ready for when Pep goes,” which he expects to happen within the next three years.
‘Charly’ believes that a “replacement for Guardiola must be from here [Barça] or know [the club],” and that for him, besides Òscar, the best fits would be “Koeman, Laudrup, Valverde, or Ivan De la Peña“.
Finally, he assured that he would not be “surprised” if both the Dutch and Danish ex-players “are waiting for the opportunity to coach Barça“.
Source: Mundo Deportivo