Barca Nepal. Barca B have decided to act and they sacked Gerard Lopez as coach, replacing him with Francisco Javier Garcia Pimienta.
The new boss has just won the UEFA Youth League for Barcelona and will try to lift the B team out of the relegation zone.
“I think this is the most important challenge [of my career], it’s huge,” he told reporters.
“Firstly because of the division we’re in and the situation we’re in, where we’ll try to save ourselves in the next six matches.
“But the main challenge for me is to prepare these players to play for the first team.
“With this squad that we have, everything is made easier.
“We think that if we do things well then we’ll have a chance to save ourselves.
“The situation is what it is, we cannot kid ourselves.
“The players are ready to give everything and I’m convinced that everything will get better once we secure the first positive result.”
Having been given the job based on his good work with players further down the youth categories, Garcia Pimienta was asked if he would promote players to the B team.
“Barcelona B are in a difficult situation and if we need to promote Juvenil players then we will,” he said.
“I would prefer to try to move forward from this situation with the players who have spent the longest time here in the B team.
“They need to lead the way.”
Barcelona B are currently two points from safety, with six rounds to play.