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Markel Zubizarreta denies rumors of his departure and will remain in charge of the women's team

Published:25/08/2023 - 12:00h

Updated:25/08/2023 - 12:00h

The architect of Barça women's football, Markel Zubizarreta, will remain at the helm of the European champions and denies rumors of his possible departure. However, if he were to leave, it would be a decision of the board of directors.

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In the night of this Thursday, the Barça feminine proclaimed champion of the Trophy Joan Gamper after winning 5-0 to the Juventus. After finalising the party, the newspaper The Newspaper published an information where left very in clear that Markel Zubizarreta, mánager general of the FC feminine Barcelona from 2015, would leave the club of immediate form. Even this same news was backed by RAC 1, where besides ensured that it would not do part of the expedition that leaves this weekend for turns it Mexican.

Hours afterwards, is the same executive the one who clears in Sportive World his possible exit of the club, as it ensured it Laia Bonals for the newspaper The Newspaper. When seeming, Markel would have some tensions with the new sportive direction of the club, headed by Deco. Although it fits to remember that the Portuguese does not have any type of attribution with the feminine football and even considers that the feminine has to have his independent structure and that the successes of the last years are signal of the good work made by the executives.

Days before the final of the Champions, that the girls won 3-2 in front of the Wolfsburgo, Zubizarreta asked to the managerial board terminate his agreement when finalising the season. Finally, after several meetings with the directors, reconsidered his decision and finally continued working by the welfare of the team. Apparently, Markel did not agree with the politics of cuts that would be implementing the club. Although the feminine is the only section autosuficiente, will have to reduce costs but neither increase them.

Big challenges for Markel Zubizarreta for the year 2024

Now that finally the architect of the successes of the Barça feminine decided to remain, has to begin to work in his next challenges. The vertebral column of the champions of Spain will finalise his agreements when finalising this same season. Alexia Putellas, Patri Pebble, Mariona Caldentey, Mapi León, Sandra Cloths and Lucy Bronze, between others, will have to renew or desvincularse of the Catalan group. It would be a grave error leave leave to the best players of the world.

Under his tutela, the girls do not tire to make history. They have planted in four finals of the Champions in the last five years and conquered the fourth consecutive league, a year more, showing his overwhelming superiority. In total, of the 21 titles that accumulates the Barça Femení in all his history, 11 has attained them in these last four years: 4 Leagues, 3 Glasses of the Queen, 3 Supercopas of Spain and two Champions League.

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