the republic logo

Barcelona fires sports director Andoni Zubizarreta


BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona says it has fired sports director Andoni Zubizarreta.

The Spanish club says in a statement that club president "Josep Maria Bartomeu has decided to rescind the contract of until now club sports director Andoni Zubizarreta."

Zubizarreta has been under scrutiny for the performances of the club's transfer market signings and for a one-year transfer ban, imposed by FIFA, for violating rules regarding youth players.

The decision comes a day after Barcelona lost 1-0 at Real Sociedad, missing a chance to take the provisional lead of the Spanish league from Real Madrid.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.