Sarabia has been selected by Pique to lead his third-tier club to glory.
is co-owned by Barcelona defenderGerard Pique
and they have recently introduced
as their new manager. Sarabia was Quique Setien‘s assistant coach during his short spell at Camp Nou. He got famous for his short-tempered character which led to a controversial spat withLionel Messi
in the team’s dressing room. The 40-year-old has spoken about his time at Camp Nou in an interview withThe Athletic
“It’s difficult, clearly, to tell Leo what he has to do,”
“But I always stick with the good things. One day on the training pitch, we were talking for 20 or 25 minutes. I remember Leo said that [coaches] need to bring the knowledge so that the team can be effective on the pitch, and perform to its best.
“With Gerard, I had a very good relationship. When I had faced him before, I always thought he was one of the best centre-backs in the world. I also really liked his personality. When I met him I told him he was the f****** master. He helped us a lot, talked a lot with me, always tried to make things easier for us. We had a good feeling together, and he knew what I was capable of, the type of football I liked.
“Gerard is very, very committed to this project, I could see that from the day he rang me. He knew perfectly well the team, all the players, their characteristics. He had not just seen all our games, but also the games of our rivals, so he is on top of everything.”