• Ernesto Valverde (2017-)

    Ernesto Valverde, nicknamed 'Txingurri' (little ant in Basque), comes to Barça after leaving Athletic Club Bilbao where he coached the team in more matches than anyone else in its history. The new coach returns to the FC Barcelona 27 years after his two year spell as a player between the years 1988 and 1990

  • Luis Enrique Martínez (2014-2017)

    Born in Gijón on May 8, 1970, Luis Enrique arrived at the Club as coach in May 2014 after leaving Celta Vigo. Three years later he left the Club wtih a great record of having won nine trophies of a possible 13

  • Gerardo 'Tata' Martino (2013-14)

    Gerardo 'Tata' Martino took control of the first team at FC Barcelona during preseason in 2013/14 as result of the unexpected departure of Tito Vilanova who was unable to combine his duties as coach with the medical treatment he was undergoing at the time

  • Tito Vilanova (2012-2013)

    FC Barcelona had a record season in La Liga with Tito on the bench. Under his guidance, the team established a new goalscoring record and broke the record. He died on 25 April 2014 at the age of just 45

  • Josep Guardiola (2008 - 2012)

    Josep Guardiola was born in Santpedor, Catalonia on 18 January, 1971. After a successful spell at the Club as a player and as coach of Barça B, Guardiola won 14 of a possible 19 trophies in four seasons in charge of the first team

  • Frank Rijkaard (2003-2008)

    Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard, born on 30 September 1962 in Amsterdam (Holland), became FC Barcelona manager in the summer of 2003 to replace Radomir Antic. In his five seasons at the club, Rijkaard won two league titles and a Champions League, the second in the Club's history

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    Radomir Antic (2003)

    Radomir Antic was born in Zitiste (Serbia) on 22 November 1948. He joined FC Barcelona in January 2003 to take over from Louis van Gaal. In his short stay in charge, he managed to guide the team to UEFA Cup qualification by finishing sixth in the league

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    Carles Rexach (1988, 1991, 1996 & 2001-02)

    'The Boy from Pedralbes' hung up his boots in 1979, but immediately returned to the world of football, taking charge of the Barça U19 team in the youth football set up. Rexach was first team coach at four different points in the Club's history

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    Llorenç Serra Ferrer (2000-01)

    Llorenç Serra Ferrer, was born in Sa Pobla (Majorca) on 5th March 1953. He became manager of FC Barcelona in the summer of 2000 after Dutchman Louis van Gaal left the Club. He occupied the post until April 2001.

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    Louis van Gaal (1997-00 / 2002-03)

    Louis van Gaal was born on 8 August 1951 in Amsterdam (Holland), very close to the old De Meer stadium, the team where he would learn his apprenticeship in football. Van Gaal managed the team for 201 games during his two periods at the Club

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    Bobby Robson (1996-97)

    This English gentleman, born in Sacriston in the north east of England (18 February 1933-31 July 2009) came to Barcelona with the difficult task of substituting Johan Cruyff. He won the Copa del Rey and the European Cup Winners' Cup in his only season as coach

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    Johan Cruyff (1988-96)

    After having appeared for the club as a player, “El Flaco (The Skinny One)” returned to FC Barcelona for the 1988-89 season, this time to take up his new role as coach of the first team. Under the Dutchman, the 'Dream Team' was born and the Club claimed their first European Cup

  • Luis Aragonés (1987-88)

    This globetrotter of Spanish football, better known as “el Sabio de Hortaleza” (the wise man from Hortaleza) coached different teams all over the country. At Barça he had Charly Rexach as his assistant. He died of leukemia on 1 February 2014

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    Terry Venables (1984-87)

    Terry Venables came to Barça with the difficult task of replacing César Menotti, a manager who, despite not winning any important trophies with the team, had created an attractive and colourful style of football. Venables claimed the league title in his first season in the job

  • César Luis Menotti (1983-84)

    The arrival of César Luis Menotti (Rosario, Argentina, 5 November 1938) supposed a shake up of the first team squad who had shown signs of their quality but had not made the most of it under previous coach, the German Udo Lattek. Under Menotti Barça won the Copa del Rey and the League Cup

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    José Luis Romero (1983)

    The sacking of Udo Lattek as first team coach led to José Luis Romero (Madrid, 5 November 1945) taking over his duties at the Club. He only took charge for one game, a 1-1 draw against Salamanca away from home

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    Udo Lattek (1981-83)

    Udo Lattek (16 January 1935-31 January 2015) arrived at the Club with exceptional credentials after successes with Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach. With the German as coach Barça won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1982, beating Standard Liége 2-1 in the final

  • Joaquim Rifé (1979-1980)

    On 18 April 1979 Barça were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Valencia. The defeat was a cause for great concern at the Club and the Board decided to act, bringing in the duo of Rifé-Torres to replace coach Lucien Müller. Under Rifé, Barça claimed their first ever European title

  • Lucien Müller (1978-79)

    After an important period as a player at the Club, Müller (Bischwiller, France, 3 September 1934) left at the age of 33, but was to return to Barça eleven years later. The Frenchman lasted less than a season and was replaced by Rifé

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    Laureano Ruiz (1976)

    When Hennes Weissweiler left the Club in April 1976, the FC Barcelona Board immediately thought of Laureano Ruiz (Escobedo de Vullafufre, Cantabria, 21 October 1937) as his replacement. He coached the team until the end of the 1975-76 season

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    Hennes Weissweiler (1975-76)

    Weissweiler (5 December 1919 - 5 July 1983) arrived at FC Barcelona after winning the 1974-75 UEFA Cup with Borussia Mönchengladbach. At Barça, however, things did not go quite as well as they had in his native country

  • Marinus Michels (1971-75,1976-78)

    Marinus Michels arrived at Barça after winning everything with Ajax. ‘Mister Marble', as he was nicknamed, imposed a strict discipline within the FC Barcelona squad. In the season 1973-74 with Johan Cruyff in the team, the Club won their first league title for 14 years

  • Vic Buckingham (1969-71)

    Vic Buckingham arrived at FC Barcelona on 19 December 1969 with the team in tenth place in the league. He left the side in fourth place and as Copa del Rey winners in 1971. During his time in charge the 'Guruceta scandal' took place

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    Josep Seguer (1969-70)

    Seguer came in to replace Artigas as coach and his first game in the post came against Sabadell. Whilst in charge he was always fully aware that his tenure at the Club was a temporary one

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    Salvador Artigas (1967-69)

    Salvador Artigas took over from Roque Olsen in the 1967-1968 season. He led the team to runners-up spot in the league on two occasions before presenting his resignation during his third season in charge

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    Roque Olsen (1965-67)

    Olsen was a Real Madrid player, but he was forced to hang up his boots early due to a serious knee injury. As a coach he had character and a temper, which was not always appreciated by his players. He coached right up until his death in 1992

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    Vicenç Sasot (1964-65)

    After a good start under Sasot, Barça were then knocked out of the Fairs Cup by Stasbourg in a tie that was decided by the toss of a coin. That was the beginning of the end for the coach who left the Club the following season

  • César Rodríguez (1963-65)

    He had success as Zaragoza coach, reaching the final of the Copa del Rey against Barça. With the blaugranes he did not enjoy the success he had at other clubs and at the end of a year and a half spell, he presented his resignation

  • Josep Gonzalvo (1963)

    He arrived as coach to replace his good friend Ladislao Kubala. It was the second half of the season in 1962/63. The team was going through a difficult time and despite winning the cup, Gonzalo left the Club at the end of the campaign

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    Ladislao Kubala (1962-63 & 1980)

    As a player, he became one of the legends in the history of FC Barcelona. However, he was not as fortunate in his career as a coach and his stay with Barça was considerably shorter. He had two spells as coach, the second lasting just five months

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    Lluís Miró (1961-62)

    Lluís Miró was the first coach of the Llaudet presidency, coming in to replace Kubala after Barça had lost 6-2 to Valencia. He also coached Valladolid, Valencia, Sevilla, Olympique Marseille, AS Roma, Málaga and the Spanish national team

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    Enrique Orizaola (1961)

    Enrique Orizaola had a short-lived period as coach, staying at the Club for only five months. He arrived on 12 January 1961 as a replacement for Brocic. He was in charge of the side for the unfortunate Bern European Cup final which Barça lost 3-2 against Benfica

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    Ljubisa Brocic (1960-61)

    Brocic never coached Barça for an entire season. He arrived at the beginning of the 60-61 season and signed up some important players such as Jesús Garay, Salvador Sadurní and Josep Maria Fusté. He was sacked on 12 January, 1961

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    Enric Rabassa (1960)

    Enric Rabassa was Helenio Herrera's assistant when the latter was sacked at the end of the 1959/60 season. He was in charge when Barça claimed the Fairs Cup in 1960, winning 4-1 against Birmingham thanks to goals from Czibor (2), Eulogio Martínez and Coll

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    Helenio Herrera (1958-60, 1980 & 1980-81)

    ‘El Mago’ (‘The Magician’) as he was known, left an indelible mark at Barça. He was a pioneer in psychological preparation and in using a sweeper in defence. His finest hour came when he was in charge of Italian club Internazionale

  • Domènec Balmanya (1956-58)

    Once his career as a coach was over, he began as a coach after earning his national certificate in 1950. He won the Cup in his first season in charge of Barça and the first Fairs Cup in the Club’s history the following year

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    Sandro Puppo (1954-55)

    Barça thought he would be the ideal replacement for Daucik. Before coming to Barcelona he had managed the Turkish national side, which had dispensed with Spain in the World Cup in Switzerland. At Barça luck was not on his side and he ended his only season trophyless

  • Ferdinand Daucik (1950-1954)

    He came to Barcelona Football Club together with his brother-in-law, Kubala. He coached the team from 1950 to 1954. After a tricky start, he turned Barça into a great footballing machine, above all thanks to the talent of Kubala

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    Ramon Llorens (1950)

    This likeable character dedicated all his life to FC Barcelona. He played for the Club as goalkeeper and once retired, he joined the coaching staff where he displayed a talent for scouting, discovering Biosca and Manchón amongst others

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    Enrique Fernández (1947-50)

    Enrique Fernández returned to the Club for the 47-48 season after a serious knee injury ended his career as a player. He won the league in his first two seasons in charge at the Club and also claimed the first Latin Cup for Barça

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    Josep Samitier (1944-47)

    Josep Samitier's contribution to Barça was not limited to his outstanding contribution as a player. In 1944, he started an important period as coach of the Club. With Samitier as coach the Club lifted the league title for the first time since 1929

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    Joan Josep Nogués (1942-44)

    Joan Josep Nogués was still a player, albeit coming towards the end of his career, when he was asked to take over as coach. As coach he had success in winning the cup and misfortune as the team became embroiled in a relegation play off

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    Ramón Guzmán (1941-42)

    After his career as a player, his subsequent time at Barça was not a fortunate one for Ramón Guzmán. Despite his professionalism, he was replaced by Josep Nogués after just half a season

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    Josep Planas (1939-41)

    After retiring, following a career as an outstanding player for Barça, Josep Planas decided to move into coaching. He was ahead of his time, bringing in innovative training methods and tactical systems

  • Patrick O'Connell (1935-37)

    This charismatic Irish manager arrived at FC Barcelona in the 1934-35 season, after taking Betis to first place in the league championship of the previous season. The Civil War ended his spell as coach at the Club and in later years he would return to Betis

  • Franz Platko (1934-35 & 1955-56)

    This ex-Barça goalkeeper became manager of the first team when he took over from Jack Domby. With Platko in charge the team claimed the Catalan Championship in the season 1934/35. His second spell as coach was less successful

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    James Bellamy (1929-31)

    James Bellamy, together with Romà Forns, had the honour to have formed part of the coaching team that led FC Barcelona to the first league title in their history. He was also coach for the Club's heaviest every defeat against Athletic in San Mamés

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    Romà Forns (1927-29)

    Romà Forns coached the team after a brilliant career as a player. He arrived as coach in the season 1926/27 as requested by the players' themselves and he had the honour of claiming the Club's first ever league title

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    Jack Domby (1926-27 and 1933-34)

    In his first spell in charge at the Club, amongst other jobs, he looked after the up and coming youngsters. His second spell was such a disaster that both he and the players handed in a letter to the Board of Directors asking them to reduce their bonuses

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    Ralph Kirby (1925-26)

    An internationally prestigious coach, he was signed up by Arcadi Balaguer in order to make the team champions but despite winning the Catalan and National Championships, he never brought the best out of the squad

  • Jesza Poszony (1923 and 1924)

    The Hungarian Poszony was a former international player who took up coaching in 1921. In December 1922 he arrived in Barcelona as assistant coach to Greenwell, a post he occupied until August 1923 when he became first team coach for just two months, the first of his two spells in charge

  • William Alfred Spouncer (1923-24)

    In October 1923 the Club signed Spouncer, a 46 year old Englishman who had spent 13 years as a player at Nottingham Forest. His excellent credentials did not translate into results unfortunately

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    Jack Greenwell (1913-23,1931-33)

    His stay in charge of the first team was a long one, his first spell lasted until August 1923 when he left for UE Sants. His second spell was shorter, from 1931 to 1933

  • Jack Alderson (1913)

    At the end of 1912 FC Barcelona played two friendlies against Auckland Wanderers, whose goalkeeper was Jack Alderson. He impressed president Gamper to such an extent that he signed him as player-coach

  • B. Barren (1912)

    Barren succeeded Billy Lambe, the Club's first ever coach in their history. In September 1912 FC Barcelona contracted the services of a specific coach for the first time when they brought in this Englishman

  • Billy Lambe (1912)

    In January 1912 FC Barcelona brought in English midfielder Billy Lambe, a 35 year old with a long career as a player behind him. It appears he was the first foreigner to be paid a wage by the Club