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Exclusive: Barcelona legend Sergi Barjuan wants to return to management

Sergi Barjuan wants to get back into management.

The former left-back is regarded as a legend at Barcelona. A product of the La Masia academy, the Catalonian spent nine years in the first-team and made over 380 appearances during that time.

Barjuan won three La Liga titles with Barca, as well as two Copa Del Rey trophies.

After a three stint with Atletico Madrid, Sergi hung up his boots and returned to Barca as a youth coach.

He then spent two years in charge of Recreativo de Huelva before brief stints at Almeria and Mallorca.

In 2017, Barjuan got the chance to leave Spain altogether and join Chinese outfit Zhejiang Greentown.

The stint with the League One club lasted two years before Barjuan was axed in 2019 after a run of two wins from ten matches.

Speaking to Tribalfootball.com, Barjuan wants to get back into management, but understands the coronavirus pandemic is making it difficult.

He said: "I want to continue working but the current situation with the corona virus epidemic and with so many unemployed managers is all making for a difficult situation for football management at the moment.

"If you can help me, I would like to train in England!"

Barjuan never played overseas during his career, but it wasn't without the temptation.

Asked if he ever had offers from abroad to leave Barça, Barjuan said: "Yes, I did have offers but I decided to stay in the best club in the world and it has been my club since when I was a youngster."

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