Speaking in an Instagram post, recently departed FC Barcelona’s Director of Football Éric Abidal explained the reasons for and circumstances behind his exit.
“Over the last two years, I tried to make changes that I thought were very important for the first team. But, despite my conviction and persistence, I failed. This second goodbye brings to a close two years where I tried to work to make Barcelona better. Two intense seasons which I decided to bring to an end on my own accord. Whilst the board gave me a vote of confidence on Monday, I provided my resignation on Tuesday, waving rights to the final year of my contract with Barcelona. The moment has come to draw a line under the link between me and the club.”