Jesús Velasco is the new FC Barcelona futsal coach
The 54 year old Toledo born coach signs a contract until 2023 with Sergi Altisent named as his assistant
Jesús Velasco arrives at Barça as coach after successful spells in Italy, Spain and France. The 54 year old Toledo born futsal coach's first job came in his native Spain in 1996 with Talavera before moving to Italy two years later where he won six league titles and four domestic cups at Torino, Prato and then Luparense.
14 trophies in seven seasons Movistar Inter
After success in Italy he returned to Spain to take the reins at Caja Segovia between 2009 and 2021, coinciding with current Barça players Esquerdinha and Lozano.
Then he moved on to Movistar Inter, winning no less than 14 trophies between 2021 and 2019: two Champions League, five consecutive league titles, three Copas del Rey and three Super Cups. On an individual level he was also named best coach in the world on five successive occasions during his spell at Movistar Inter.
League champion in Italy, France and Spain
In 2020 he moved to French club ACSS. In France he added to his collection of league titles and took his team to unprecedented place in the last 16 of the Champions League where ACSS pushed Barça to the limit.
Velasco signs a contract that will tie him to Barça until June 2023 and his assistant will be Sergi Altisent who was previously coach of the youth futsal team at FC Barcelona.