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Txiki Begiristain leaving Barcelona

Txiki Begiristain is leaving Barcelona.

Barca general manager Juan Oliver announced the sports director's departure yesterday.

Begiristain revealed, with former president Joan Laporta leaving, it was the right time for him to leave the club as well.

"It is a good moment to do it," he told the club's official website.

"Laporta is the person that has most trusted in me and given me most support and I believe that is the moment to leave.

"I wanted to finish in a good moment, in which the Barca functioned well."

Begiristain admitted he would find it difficult to have the same relationship with the incoming Sandro Rosell.

"I need a lot of complicity with the president. I needed confidence and with him (Laporta) I have had it to the maximum," he said.

"And I see this complicity very difficult to find now. It is a good moment for the new president to find that confidence in a new person and be able to build something similar to what president Laporta and I built."

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