Barcelona fired Eric Abidal for two reasons, a trophy-less season and to please Lionel Messi

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The club announced today that Barcelona parted ways with Eric Abidal as a technical secretary.  But here is what we know. 

  1. Barcelona didn’t win any trophy this season
  2. Lionel Messi doesn’t like Eric Abidal
  3. Ramon Planes will take over.

Ramon Planes was asked to step into the role of technical secretary for now. He was Abidal’s No. 2 for the past few years.

“Barcelona and Abidal have reached an agreement for the ending of the contract that united the two parties,” a short statement read.

“The club would publicly like to thank him for his professionalism, commitment, dedication and the close and positive nature of his relationship with all aspects of the Blaugrana family.”

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