Mateu Alemany appointed as Barcelona’s new director of football

Mon 08 March 2021 | 12:52

Juan Laporta confirms that Mateu Alemany has been selected as the club’s next director of football.

Juan Laporta

was elected as


’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

Mateu Alemany

as Barcelona’s new director of football was reported by


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.”

Laporta told


in quotes carried by

El 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 was


’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.


source: SportMob