Carles Puyol and Andoni Zubizarreta met on Monday morning / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Monday was Carles Puyol’s first day of his new position at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The new assistant director of sport arrived at the offices for a meeting with the man he’ll be working most closely with, Andoni Zubizarreta.

After being shown around the offices and introduced to the other members of the department, Puyol joined Zubizarreta out on the training field, where they watched Luis Enrique and his players preparing Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Apoel. The last time Puyol attended a session was on September 3, although there were very few first team players around at the time due to international commitments.

Saturday in the stadium

Puyol was also at the Camp Nou last weekend to watch the game with Athletic Bilbao along with Zubizarreta in the presidential box.