Joan Laporta welcomes back ex-Barca star

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has officially confirmed that ex-Barca star Bojan Krkic is back in the Barcelona fold, but not as a player this time.

Bojan played for Barcelona from 2007 to 2014. Labelled as the new Messi, Bojan didn’t live up to expectations, before announcing his retirement early this year.

Laporta said of Bojan’s return: “He is now part of Deco’s staff. I think Bojan can be a great mentor for our young players.

“At the club, we believe that this figure was missing in the sports structure. He will work together with Alexanco [La Masia manager], me and Xavi.”