Segura handed reserve role
Segura will take over on a temporary basis until the end of the
season. The club say the move is part of their planning for the
future, with a new structure to be put in place in the summer.
Segura, who has previously coached the likes of Andres Iniesta and
Cesc Fabregas through Barcelona’s youth set-up, will be assisted by
under-16s coach Steve Cooper for the reserves’ remaining matches.
“The club have conducted a thorough review of all operations based
at our academy as part of our overall strategy to constantly
improve our youth and professional player performance,” said a club
spokesman. “We have a clear vision of the way ahead and a number of
changes will now be put in place to help us to build on the
considerable progress already made. “Pep Segura will step in as
reserve team manager on a temporary basis for the remainder of this
term only, before a revised structure is put in place this summer.
“He will be assisted over the next few months by Steve Cooper.” The
reserves saw their 10-match unbeaten run come to an end in a 2-1
defeat at Blackpool last week.