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    Who is Albert Capellas, the possible new Barcelona coach?

    The Barcelona It seems to have found the right man to take charge of the Barça bench until finding a definitive coach. Is about Albert Capellas, Born in Avinyó (Barcelona) in 1967. His good knowledge of the Barça club – he spent eleven years at the club – plus his extensive experience as a coach have earned him the trust of Joan Laporta to give him the Barcelona bench, free for the dismissal of Ronald Koeman, and until the fringes are closed to be able to bring Xavi Hernández to the bench.

    Albert Capellas knows FC Barcelona well and is faithful to the method inspired by Johan Cruyff, who came up with the creation of Possesion Football, a platform that encourages training and playing football inspired by the philosophy of Johan Cruyff. The Catalan coach worked for the Barça club between 1999 and 2010, first as an assistant to the subsidiary and later as coordinator in the youth team. The arrival of Sandro Rossell to the presidency of Barcelona meant his departure from the club, at which time Capellas took the opportunity to gain more experience in international football.

    The coach went through several benches as second coach. From the Vitesse, of the Dutch league, to help the ‘Chapi’ Ferrer, where he was until 2014, at Maccabi Tel Aviv (2016) and at Borussia Dortmund after (2017). He also worked as an assistant in the first team of the Brondby IF and as coach of his U-17 team. In 2019, he took over the selection under-21 of Denmark, since he maintained until last summer, from which he separated in order to return to Barcelona.

    Return to Barcelona

    The Danish Federation made official in a statement last summer his dismissal as coach of the U21. They gave him the letter of freedom to be able to return to the club “of his heart, to which he could not say no,” according to the statement itself.

    Albert Capellas He is a great connoisseur of the Barça club and a firm defender of quarry football. The idea of ​​the club is for the coach to take charge of the team during Barcelona’s next commitments, that is, the matches they have against Alavés, Dinamo Kiev in the Champions League and Celta de Vigo. At this time, the Catalans are confident of being able to close the signing of Xavi Hernández as Barcelona’s new coach.


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