ISTANBUL

Barcelona parted ways with its sporting director Eric Abidal under a mutual deal, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

“The Club would publicly like to thank Eric Abidal for his professionalism, commitment, dedication and the close and positive nature of his relationship with all aspects of the blaugrana family,” Barca said on its website.

Abidal, 40, has worked as a sporting director for Barcelona since July 2018.

On Monday, Barcelona dismissed its manager Quique Setien after being suffered an 8-2 humiliating defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

The club completed the 2019-20 La Liga season in second place with 82 points.

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