‘Mundo Deportivo’ and ‘ESPN’ have announced what is one of the great ‘bombs’ of Joan Laporta since he arrived at the FC Barcelona. It seems that the president and his board of directors have decided to do without Javier García Pimienta, coach of Barça B and one of the best valued people in the quarry of the Barcelona team. An unexpected news that has left all of Barcelona in ‘shock’.
With this decision, the maximum representative of the Barcelona team starts a revolution in the quarry that will have more victims. Álex García, head of the Barça observer department, will not continue in his post either. In addition, Aureli Altamira, head of culé grassroots football, has also been fired, and everything indicates that Jordi Roura, former second coach of Tito Vilanova in the first team and now director of the quarry, will not continue either.
Focusing on the figure of García Pimienta, it should be noted that The technician had a contract until 2022 and nothing suggested that he would not fulfill it. His work in the subsidiary in recent years has been excellent and there is no one who doubts the importance of his figure when it comes to training the youngest. Therefore, this news has been an unexpected ‘bombshell’ and is unleashing a multitude of comments on social networks.
Nobody thought that Laporta was going to fire the Catalan coach, since, in fact, it was even hinted that he could think of him as a replacement for Ronald Koeman in case of dispensing with the Dutchman. Finally that idea was discarded, pBut everything pointed out that the coach was going to continue in B at least until next year. However, the club has decided to start the revolution now and he has been the first victim that has been claimed.
Pepper has received this news with surprise, since this week José Ramón Alexanko, now executive head of grassroots football, informed him that he was still. In fact, this Monday he had a meeting with the club to discuss the signings for next season. But everything has gone wrong in a matter of days, since this Friday morning Alexanco himself and Rafa Yuste, sports vice president, have summoned him to the Ciutat Esportiva, where they have communicated his dismissal.
Pimienta leaves Barça after almost 20 years
The Barcelonian puts in this way end to a very long stage at Barça, where he has been for 19 years. The coach has spent half his life at La Masia, where he entered to lead Cadet A of Leo Messi, Gerard Piqué or Cesc Fàbregas in 2001. Since then, he has climbed positions until he settled in the subsidiary as of 2018, where he has made a Magnificent job, although it has been on the verge of going up to Second in both 2020 and 2021.