Rafael Márquez was contacted by Joan Laporta to return as technical director at Barcelona, and the former Mexican defender was considered by the new president of the Catalan club to join La Masía and be part of the growth of the club's training categories Spanish.
The Mexican hopes to be able to close the agreement in the coming weeks, although the Camp Nou offices take his return for granted in what is considered a great success by the management team chaired by Joan Laporta, since both have a good relationship, same which was key in the presidential elections, where the Mexican showed his support during the campaign.
Along with the Michoacan, Sergi Barjuan's also considered, who is another of the key elements for the new management in the training of the youngest at La Masía, and that's that they appeal to the talent of both to be able to form a new successful project. Even Rafa Márquez already had his first experiences as a technical director in Europe after he was helmsman in the cadet category of RSD Alcalá of Spain, a position he resigned in full elections of president of Barcelona, so speculation increased about his return.
Meanwhile, according to Sport, Sergi Barjuan's relationship would be a link between Barca B and the first team led by Ronald Koeman, so it would be a fundamental piece to know which youth have the desired level to compete in La Liga.
According to the regulations of the Spanish club, the incorporations of Rafa Márquez and Sergi, which are very close to materializing, must be reviewed by José Ramón Alexanco, director of the quarry, as well as by Joan Soler, director of grassroots football, as well as Mateu Alemany.
Márquez was a Laporta signing in 2003 and the Mexican, a Barça player, won all possible titles throughout his career. Márquez, currently still in Mexico, has UEFA A and B licenses to coach, while he continues to prepare for the Pro, permission to lead professional teams in the future.