Barca is still waiting to sign a player that excites Barcelona fans. With Robert Lewandowski being a priority, Barca must settle for the moment with minor issues. Last, Rafa Marquez's confirmation that he will return to Barca B to manage it next season. This team will be known as Barca Atletic and replace Sergi Barjuan.
Javier Mascherano from Argentina and Mexico were the two main candidates for President Joan Laporta. However, due to difficulties closing some contracts last year, he turned his attention to Sergi. Sergi is no longer on the Johan Cruyff Stadium bench but is still connected to the technical staff at the Catalan club.
Former Spanish international winger, he was part of Jose Ramon Alexanko’s first grassroots structure. He agreed to be the second team's manager last season. In fact, Xavi Hernandez took over the leadership of the first team following the departure of Ronald Koeman and before Xavi Hernandez arrived. He only played three games, winning one and drawing two, but the cule board thanked him for his courage and how he managed the locker room during those difficult times.
Sergi has a great relationship with Xavi Hernandez, a priori Marquez. The former Aztec defender and international player, who was present at five World Cups and represented his country on 148 occasions, is now 43 years old. He returns to the club where he lived between 2003 and 2010, with Laporta as president. There he won four league titles, two Champions, a Club World Cup, and a Copa del Rey.