By Moses Adeyemi
Barcelona have confirmed they have terminated the contract of B-team coach Eusebio Sacristan and his assistant Carlos Hugo.
Barca B currently lie in 17th place in the Seguna Division, just six points off the bottom, and were thrashed 4-0 on Saturday by Real Zaragoza in Eusebio’s 150th match in charge.
The club has now made the decision to relieve both Eusebio and assistant Hugo of their duties and promote Under-19 boss Jordi Vinyals and coach Pep Munoz to the B-team posts.
“The club wishes to thank him for everything he has done for the club as reserve team coach, where he has very much made his mark, as he did before that as a player,” a statement released via Barca’s official website reads.
“FC Barcelona wishes them both all the very best in their future careers.”
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— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 9, 2015.
Eusebio, who made more than 200 appearances as a player for the club and was assistant coach to Frank Rijkaard at Camp Nou, took charge of Barca B in 2011 and equalled their best-ever finish in the Segunda A when they came third in 2013-14.
Barcelona have handed the likes of Munir El Haddadi, Rafinha and Adama Traore a number of first-team opportunities this season, with
their transfer ban placing increasing importance on the youth system.