FC Barcelona has sacked Barça B coach, Francisco Javier García Pimienta after 19 years
at club. Barcelona publicly expresses its gratitude to him for his professionalism,
commitment, and dedication, and the always positive and amenable way in which he
has always acted towards all members of the Barça family, and wishes him all the
very best in the future.
The news comes as a shock to Barcelona supporters given Garcia Pimienta was a
legitimate option to succeed Ronald Koeman when the Dutchman’s future was up in
the air a few weeks ago.
Francisco Javier García Pimienta has gotten the B team playing excellent football during
his time in charge. Pimienta, 46 was born in Barcelona, came through La Masia himself,
and played for Barcelona C and Barcelona B before, briefly, representing the first team
in 1997. Loans to Extremadura and Figueres followed before he settled at Hospitalet
and Sant Andreu. Garcia Pimienta hung up his playing boots in 2004 and became a
youth coach at Barcelona in 2006, becoming the assistant at Barcelona B in 2015.
He took charge of Barcelona B in 2018, a position he’s retained until just this morning.