Laliga: Real reason I rejected return to Barcelona – Puyol

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After turning down a return to Barcelona to change into the membership’s sporting director, ex-captain Carles Puyol, has defined his choice.

In accordance with Fox Sports activities, Puyol defined he turned down the provide as a result of he was too busy to tackle the duty.

“I’m at a time after I develop new initiatives, the following one will come out in a number of days and it’s designed for fathers and moms who wish to share time with their kids,” Puyol instructed reporters on Saturday.

“I’ve many extra. I had been engaged on them for a lot of months and I don’t suppose it’s time to depart them. It was not the time to hitch Barca,” he added.

Carles Puyol additionally admitted he prefers Lionel Messi’s softly-softly method to diplomacy at Barcelona over the blunt type of Gerard Pique.

Lengthy-serving defender Pique lately advised the Barcelona board could have been planting tales within the media that had been important of gamers.

Messi, against this, hardly ever speaks out, and former Barcelona captain Puyol indicated he would observe the Argentine’s lead in relation to dealing with membership points.

“You must respect Gerard. Everyone knows him, we all know he says what he thinks, he goes straight…

“However, I’d like to speak the identical as Messi, so would have acted similar to him.”

Puyol’s former team-mate Victor Valdes was sacked as coach of the Barcelona Beneath-19 aspect this month.

DAILY POST recollects that the ex-goalkeeper reportedly clashed with La Masia head Patrick Kluivert.

“Victor nonetheless doesn’t have a lot expertise as a coach,” Puyol stated. “Final season he did very nicely and has plenty of data about soccer to show kids.

“I have no idea the explanations for what occurred, I’m not within the membership, however I do know that he could have a very good profession as a coach and that he’ll practice nice gamers.

“Youth soccer will not be straightforward. Many instances you look extra on the outcomes and also you even have to consider the event and coaching of the kids.”

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