The French former full-back is the latest to have been shown the door, with Josep Maria Bartomeu still not prepared to offer his own resignation.
Barcelona have announced the termination of technical manager Eric Abidal’s contract as the club’s backroom purge continues.
The Catalan club announced the sacking of head coach Quique Setien on Monday following a dreadful end to the 2019-20 season, Barca having conceded the Liga title to eternal rivals Real Madrid and crashing out of the Champions League in dramatic style.
The French former full-back had found himself in the bad books of club captain Lionel Messi after publicly criticising players for “not doing much work” following the sacking of Valverde at the turn of the year.
Messi publicly called for Abidal to “name names” in relation to the players he deemed as underperforming, adding that his former team-mate’s statement would tar the entire squad – the Argentine included – if he didn’t go into specifics.
Now, the skipper will no longer have to concern himself with the opinion of Abidal, who was let go by the club on Tuesday.