September 22

Barca sack sporting director Eric Abidal

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Barcelona have terminated the contract of sporting director Eric Abidal a day after sacking head coach Quique Setien.The move is one of “many changes” set to take place at the Catalan club following their 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final on Friday. A statement read: “The club publicly expresses its gratitude to Eric Abidal for the professionalism, commitment, dedication and positive and close treatment he has always shown towards all the estates that make up the Barça family, and wishes him luck and success in the future.”Abidal, 40, played for Barcelona from 2007 to 2013, winning four league titles and the Champions League twice.After retiring he returned to the club as the director of football in June 2018, replacing Roberto Fernandez.Abidal had at times proved a divisive figure during his two-year spell as sporting director, having blamed the players for Ernesto Valverde’s departure back in January.Lionel Messi called on Abidal to name names following the accusations, adding: “We are all being dirtied and it feeds comments that are made and are not true.” Abidal played a key role in selecting Setien as Valverde’s successor, and some eight months later he has now followed the head coach out the door at the Nou Camp.Ronald Koeman is on the brink of becoming the club’s new head coach, while it remains to be seen who will take Abidal’s palce.The club have also brought forward the presidential elections to March next year, with Victor Font a frontrunner to take Josep Maria Bartomeu’s place.Tags: BarcelonaEric AbidalErnesto Valverde’sLionel MessiNou CampQuique Setienronald koemanlast_img read more

September 17

Florida defensive back Brisly Estime chooses Syracuse

first_imgBrisly Estime, a two-star defensive back from Palm Beach, Fla., has accepted a scholarship offer from Syracuse, he announced on his Twitter. The wide receiver was also considering Arkansas and North Carolina State according to Scout.com.syracuse offered and im commited @jeffgreer @mattyports— Brisly ESTIME (@BALL_CHILL1) February 3, 2013 A 5-foot9, 185-pound defensive back from Atlantic High School, Estime runs a 4.4 40-yard dash, according to Scout.com. Estime also played wide receiver and returned kicks last year for Atlantic.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe is ranked a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.Estime was in Syracuse for the weekend visiting the school. He was offered a scholarship during his visit and accepted the offer.New SU offensive coordinator George McDonald was recruiting Estime during his brief month-long stint with the Razorbacks. McDonald was also recruiting four-star wide receiver Stacy Coley to the Orange after doing the same for Arkansas, but he recently announced that he would stay in state for school, eliminating the Orange. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more