Bordas, Braida, Bartomeu, Rexach and Mestre on Thursday morning / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Carles Rexach and Ariedo Braida officially joined for the Football Area Technical Commission at a signing at the Club offices with President Josep Maria Bartomeu on Thursday morning.

The Commission is charged with planning next season and Carles Rexach’s knowledge of the Club’s footballing model and its Academy, together with Ariedo Braida’s depth of experience of the international market, should be a guarantee of success.

The Commission’s work will be co-ordinated by first team coach Luis Enrique and Academy Director Jordi Roura.

 The Commission Members

Jordi Mestre

Born in Barcelona on 14 September 1962, he studied at IESE and has a Masters Degree from EADA. Sr Mestre is President of Expo Hotels & Resorts, which amongst others hotels owns Hotel Princesa Sofía, Torre Catalunya i Expo, Expo València, Mare Nostrum Resort and Hotel Don Carlos. He is also the coordinating vice-president of the Gremi d’Hotels de Barcelona and a member of the executive committee of Barcelona Turisme.

Director of the professional sections and responsible for the Futsal area, Sr Mestre is the Club’s representative at the Professional Football League  (LFP) and the Spanisn Football Federation (RFEF).

Javier Bordas

Born in Barcelona on 5 March 1961, and a graduate of ESADE, Sr Bordas is President of the Grupo Costa Este, which is dedicated to entertainment and restaurants. He has previously worked in the family firm of Coymsa and in the marketing department of Gallina Blanca.

Carles Rexach

Technical assessor to the FC Barcelona President since 2010. Born in Barcelona on 13 January 1947, Carles Rexach played all of his professional football at FC Barcelona, playing a total of 665 games for the Club and scoring 211 goals. After retiring in 1981, he joined the training staff of the academy teams and went on to become assistant to Luis Aragonés (1987-88) and Johan Cruyff (1988-96) before taking the top job during the 2001.02 season.

Ariedo Braida

Ariedo Braida was born in Precenicco (Italy) in 1949 and after playing for a number of Italian league sides he spent more than 25 year as sporting director at AC Milan (1986-2013) and was one of the main architects of Arrigo Sacchi's legendary teams. He spent last year at Sampdoria.

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