Juan Laporta confirms that Mateu Alemany has been selected as the club’s next director of football.
was elected asBarcelona
’s new president on Sunday as he managed to beat Victor Font and Toni Freixa in the club’s presidential election. Laporta’s idea to appoint
as Barcelona’s new director of football was reported byMarca
in November. However, Laporta has now officially confirmed his choice for this significant role at an interview with the Catalan radio station
“At Barça we have always had an executive who prepares the ground for when the president will represent the club.”
in quotes carried byEl Mundo Deportivo
“He will also support the technical secretariat because Mateu is a senior football executive and I would like him to be linked. I highly value his knowledge; he is a person who is very up-to-date with how football is today and we will soon have a conversation to sign him.”
Mateu Alemany wasValencia
’s director of football between 2017 and 2019 and he has been credited for his role in Valencia’s rise back to the top of Spanish football. Alemany was appointed as the club's director of football after two consecutive campaigns in which they ended the season 12th in La Liga. However, his partnership with
Marcelino Garcia Toral
resulted in Los Che's back-to-back top-four finishes in 2018 and 2019.