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Carles Puyol's Italian Adventures

Here I am making a stellar return to ONTD-FB with a post about.... a blaugrana?? Say what??

Anyway, I tried to look for a mention of this in the past news round-ups but I didn't see anything. (Sorry if I missed it in the comments, though.) But I don't blame you guys for missing out on this... because apparently a lot of the media didn't pick up on it either. Except maybe the Catalan media outlets.

As you are all well aware, Puyi has resigned from his post as Assistant Sports Director. (Sport offers an explanation as to why this happened.) And as the title to this post suggests, Puyi paid a little visit to Italy very recently together with former teammate, Iván de la Peña. He visited AC Milan which is not surprising since he's never really hid his love for them. (And what self-respecting modern defender doesn't look up to Paolo Maldini?) But wait. What's he doing visiting the rival club, Inter Milan? And Juve, too? What is the meaning of all this??

Is the former Barcelona captain looking for a new job in Serie A? Maybe try to get his coaching badges? (Why just a few months ago, he rejected an offer from Inter manager Roberto Mancini to be his assistant.) Or am I reading too much into this and this is just Puyi being a huge Serie A fan?

But here's another angle to explore: could we see him working with the RFEF soon? According to the article (which is in Spanish), he was apparently offered the position of sporting director, the same position Fernando Hierro held for four years. (The article also suggests that Puyi visited Italy to see a doctor that could possibly work on his nagging knee injury.)

I'm not even a Barca fan but I personally find this all very intriguing and I'm surprised the English-language news sites seem to not have picked up on this yet.
Tags: carles puyol, league: serie a
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