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Alla Zakarian

26-09-2019 | 14:31 Football
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Carles Puyol rejects offer from Barcelona president to return to the club

Carles Puyol has turned down an offer from Barcelona’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu to become the club’s new sporting director. Bartomeu was hoping that the team’s former captain will take the position as Pep Segura resigned in July. But Blaugrana legend released a statement on Twitter saying he will not take the job: “In recent weeks, several news stories about my possible incorporation at FC Barcelona as a sports director have been published. As such, I feel obligated to communicate to the whole culé family that, after weighing it up a lot, I have decided not to accept the club's offer. “It has not been an easy decision since I have always said that I would like to return to what I consider my home. But various personal projects in which I am immersed would prevent me, at this time, from giving the exclusive dedication that the position deserves. I would like to thank the club for the trust placed in me by offering me this position of so much responsibility.”

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