Joan Laporta, during the presentation of Rafa Márquez in 2003


Rafa Márquez announces his return to the Barcelona

Published:24/04/2021 - 14:59h

Updated:24/04/2021 - 15:58h

The ex defender of the combined culé could return to the Barcelona, but this time like one of the trainers of The Masia. The ex footballer has a good relation with Laporta

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The historical Mexican defence of the Barcelona, Rafa Márquez, will return to the Camp Nou. The reason, is because it has received an offer does some days to be trainer in the quarry of the combined blaugrana.

Like this it gave it to know in an interview with the podcast TUDN. There, the historical exfutbolista Mexican accepted that in the next days will go back to Barcelona to finish to agree the details of his return to the club, but like trainer in The Masia, and from here follow promoting his career like technician.

"There is a very good relation with Joan (Laporta), the reason by which support it in his candidature was by this good friendship, they believed in me, in this revival of the barcelonismo and there is very good relation. After he wins the elections of the Barcelona, there is this invitation to return to the quarry, am in Mexico only to fix some personal subjects to go back to Spain", affirmed Márquez.

It added that it expects that between the month of July and August already was totally incorporated to the combined culé. "I am living in Madrid 7 months ago and am still in this process, still do not have the licence UEFA Pro, is missing me a year and the invitation that are doing me can help to my process and to that open me the doors in one of the best teams, but especially in one of the best quarries. It is difficult to say that no and returning to Spain will have some plática to close all and if all goes as up to now, in July or August be part of the Barcelona".

Like director of the Atlas

Márquez also took an opportunity to speak of his previous experience like director of the Atlas F.C. (Club of football of the first division of Mexico). There it revealed that, during his brief step like director of said club, tried to do a lot of changes that did not give him time to do them effective.

One of them bring to people of the Barcelona that inculcara the culture and the form of work of the club blaugrana. "Like director was a step very lightning where did not give time of at all. Had a lot of plans, wanted to change a lot of things, cut of root other things that perhaps did not favour to the institution and had liked me put more than my harvest", said.

Problems on the way

It explained that a change of administration complicated him the things. "It wanted to bring people of Barcelona, give him this plus of these important relations that had and that at the end could not do at all. When there was this change of administration from a statement of Irarragorri did not like me the touch, because it wanted to carry a good relation, and as I decided to do me to a side and that worked these people", puntualizó.

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