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Jordi Roura to leave Barcelona at the end of the season

by Tom Conn | Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Jordi Roura, who was assistant manager to Tito Vilanova and took his place when the former manager fell ill with cancer, will leave the coaching staff at the end of the season, after being moved down the pecking order under new manager, Tata Martino.


According to Spanish sports daily, AS, Roura has already made the decision with the agreement of the directors and the technical staff, after being a bridge of transition between the old regime and the new one.

It is unclear at this point if Barcelona will provide Roura with a different within the club or if Roura will attempt to find head coaching position elsewhere.

It is also unclear what the future holds for Aureli Altimira, Tito Vilanova’s third coach and this season’s new addition, former Girona coach, Rubi, who joined Vilanova’s staff just before he resigned.

As for current manager, Tata Martino, reports continue to suggest that the club may offer him a contract extension, even if they don’t win anything this season.

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