Agreement for the termination of Svetislav Pesic's contract
The club and the Serbian coach end the contract that was due to run until 2021
Barça and Svetislav Pesic have reached an agreement to terminate the coach's contract. The club is grateful to the Serbian for his dedication and wishes him good luck, both personally and professionally.
During Pesic's second stage with the club, which lasted two and a half years since his arrival in February 2018, the coach won two Copas del Rey; in 2018 at Las Palmas, and in 2019, in Madrid.
Barça played in the Euroleague Playoffs again in the 2018/19 season, and finished third (but tied with second) in 2019/20. The team had earned 22 wins and suffered 6 defeats before the cancellation of the season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
More than 300 matches
In both stages as coach, Svetislav Pesic was in charge for a total of 322 official matches, which included 235 wins, one Euroleague (2003), two ACB Leagues (2003 and 2004) and three Copas del Rey (2003, 2018 and 2019).
The coach's farewell
"Before starting the Final Phase of the ACB in Valencia, we agreed with the club that this would be my last season as team coach because my job was already done and the time had come to give another person the chance to assume the role."
"I am proud of my work and the work of the players during these seasons, and I will always be at Barça's disposal."
"I want to thank the fans and the board for their support and I wish Barça every success."