Deco officially joins Barcelona as new sporting director

Barcelona have finally reached a formal agreement for Deco to join the club as sporting director, replacing Jordi Cruyff. Director of football Mateu Alemany’s exit is also impending.

Deco, formerly a football agent who oversaw client Raphinha’s move to Camp Nou last summer, has signed a three-year contract until 2026.

“Deco will be in charge of setting FC Barcelona’s sporting philosophy and putting together the squad with the coach and the coaching and becoming head of the football section,” the club explained.

Alemany, who backed out of a proposed move to Aston Villa in May, is under…


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