The former Barcelona captain decided to become player's manager
Carles Puyol is setting his new life as former player. After experimenting as sporting director next to Zubizarreta, and studying English in New York, the former captain of the club has already begun to lay the foundations of his new stage: being agent of players. Puyol embarks on this new stage accompanied by his former agent, Ramon Sostres, and his close friends Iván de la Peña and Javi Pérez.
According to the newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the first player who will work with Puyol is Marc Bartra. They know well each other as they coincided in Barcelona's first team.
The agreement between the center-backs is already a fact, says journalist Oriol Domènech, and Bartra has notified Mágico Díaz —his representative in the last 9 years— that his future as a player will now be on hands of Puyol. Thus, the player who convinced Bartra to stay in FC Barcelona, will now professionally help to decide about his future.
Bartra won't be the only one
Oriol Domènech also explains that Bartra is not the only player who will join Puyol. In addition to the Catalan center-back, Athletic player Aymeric Laporte will also be under the former captain's influence.