Giraldez to leave Barcelona Women at end of season

Barcelona coach Jonatan Giraldez is set to leave the club at the end of the Liga F season, adding that his next job is "outside of Europe".

Giraldez, who took charge of the club in 2021, has won the Liga F title twice in dominant fashion, with Barcelona losing just one out of 72 league games under the Spaniard. 

He guided them to the Women's Champions League title in 2023, beating Wolfsburg in the final as the Barcelona won their second European title. They also beat Chelsea in the semi-finals.

Giraldez has also won the Copa de la Reina and two Spanish Super Cups during his tenure so far, helping to establish Barcelona as one of Europe's top teams.

He has also recently been nominated alongside Chelsea's Emma Hayes and England manager Sarina Wiegman for 2023 FIFA Best Women's Coach.

"I informed the club that I don't intend to renew my contract," Giraldez said.

"I want to leave them enough time to sort things out and find the best possible future. Last Friday I told the players and staff about the situation. I wanted them to know the reasons for my decision."