Albert Capellas

Barcelona are set to lose one of the key minds behind their La Masia academy, as Albert Capellas looks to make a go of it in senior management.

Capellas, 54, coached at Barcelona from 1999 to 2010, leaving at the same time as Joan Laporta in the first instance. He then worked with current Brentford manager Thomas Frank at Brondby, later becoming an assistant manager at Borussia Dortmund with Peter Bosz.

He then impressed as manager of the Danish under 21 national side, before returning to Barcelona last summer to become assistant director of the La Masia academy. When Sergi Barjuan moved up to cover as first team manager after Ronald Koeman was sacked, Capellas stepped in to good effect with the B team last season.

According to Sport, who reference multiple reports from Denmark, Capellas will leave Barcelona shortly to take charge at FC Midjtylland after a meeting with the club last week.

The Barcelona native is highly regarded by the club and his expertise are sure to be difficult to replace at La Masia. Capellas has consistently produced results when it comes to the development of young players.

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