Carles Puyol, a former Barcelona captain, is close to rejoining the club.
The 42-year-old ex-player will not be interested in athletics but will focus on social ventures by the club’s foundation.
“Puyol and his wife have several ideas in mind that they would like to try out with Barca. I’m not sure if he’ll lead the foundation himself, but he’ll be interested in foundation projects. Puyol is active in humanitarian ventures, and Laporta has full faith in him,” said journalist Oriol Domenech on TV3’s Onze show.