Photo of  Serra Ferrer

Serra Ferrer was sacked after a defeat in the league against Osasuna and replaced by Carles Rexach

Llorenç Serra Ferrer, was born in Sa Pobla (Majorca) on 5th March 1953. He became coach of FC Barcelona in the summer of 2000 after Dutchman Louis van Gaal left the club.

After being elected as the nw president as successor to Núñez, Joan Gaspart confirmed him officially as the new manager. Serra Ferrer was already working with the club where he had been in charge of the youth teams since July 1997. The Majorcan began his coaching career as manager of Poblec where he remained for five seasons. Later he was coach of the Majorca youth team and in season 1985-86 he became manager of the first team and won promotion to the first division.

In season 1993-94 he joined Real Betis and that season he took the Andalusian club to the first division. In the following season Betis finished third in the championship and won a place in the UEFA Cup and in season 96-97 they played in the final of the Copa del Rey against Barca. This fantastic form in charge of Betis opened the door to our club where, after three years as the man in charge of the youth squads, he became first team coach.

During his managerial guidance the team were knocked out of the first league stage of the Champions League and went on to play in the UEFA Cup where Liverpool blocked their path to the final. On the 23 April 2001, after losing a league match against Osasuna, he was replaced as coach by Carles Rexach and returned to the technical staff of the Club. A year later Serrer Ferrer left FC Barcelona.