Joan Laporta Makes Barcelona Shakeup; Hires New Coaching Staffs

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta is reported to have made some changes in Barca's sporting management setup. He is making changes to the club's academy 'La Masia' in the hope of nurturing future young talents that will eventually break into the first team.

Laporta had during his first tenure oversaw the development and introduction of a host of youth academy players into the first team. Amongst the academy's young talents who would go on to become world beaters were; Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andreas Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol, Cesc Fabregas etc.

Laporta aims to achieve that same feat again this time. With the current rebuilding process Barca is undergoing, it is best the club infuse home grown talents and go back to its roots. In this vein, Laporta is working hard to bring back the glory days of the famed 'La Masia' academy back into the backbone of Barca playing style.

According to Marca, former Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez is set to join the club in a coaching capacity. The Mexican is said to have an excellent relationship with Laporta, who personally contacted Marquez over the role. 

Sergi Barjuan, who has spent nine years at the Camp Nou, has also been handed a coaching job with the academy.

Barca fans will be hopeful of more La Masia players getting into the first team, most especially fan favourite Riqui Puig to start getting the game time he deserves. Other players who are poised to benefit from this development are: Ilaix Moriba, Arnau Tenas and Konrad De La Fuente.

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