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Victor Valdes sacked by Barcelona as Juvenil A coach

Franc Artiga will take the former goalkeeper’s place

FC Barcelona v Inter: Group F - UEFA Youth League Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona confirmed on Monday that Victor Valdes has been sacked as Juvenil A coach.

Reports emerged on Friday that Valdes was set to leave the club after falling out with director of youth football Patrick Kluivert on a range of topics.

He has now been relieved of his duties and replaced by Juvenil B coach Franc Artiga.

Here’s the club’s brief statement on the matter.

“FC Barcelona have informed Víctor Valdés on Monday that he is no longer U19A coach and no longer employed by the Club. Franc Artiga, up till now coach of the U19B and part of the youth set up at La Masia since 2010, will take over as coach of the U19A.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Valdes was only appointed Juvenil A coach in July on a contract until 2020 with the option of another year, but his coaching stint with the club has ended prematurely.

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