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22.06.2021Bayer 04

Assistant coach: Alberto Encinas joins from Barcelona

Bayer 04 have further strengthened the team under new head coach Gerardo Seoane. The Werkself have brought in the Spaniard Alberto Encinas Pozo as an additional coach. The 39-year-old joins Leverkusen from the top Spanish club Barcelona. Encinas has been the assistant coach of the Catalans' U19 team since 2017. In the spring of 2018 he also took over the same role with the Barca B team.
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“Alberto Encinas has been on our radar for a while. He has been very successful in the youth section at Barcelona. It was his responsibility to develop young players and prepare them for more challenging tasks at Barca," said Bayer 04 sporting director Simon Rolfes. "We have high expectations of him particularly in terms of working with our young players."

The Spaniard views his move to Leverkusen as "a great opportunity to put my ideas and abilities into action at a big German club. The move abroad attracts me and Bayer 04 have again and again led young players to the top of European football for many years," said Encinas. "We want to follow that tradition and I'd like to make my contribution and be successful with Leverkusen."

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