Carles Puyol Facebook statement translated

Translated from Spanish.  Original text taken from:

By the statement herein, I want to inform you that I have decided to end my work relationship with F.C. Barcelona.

During these three and a half months, I’ve been granted the opportunity to see the other side of the Club. I have learned a lot, and I am very thankful and, now, I will like to experiment other things from a different perspective and from other places. I want to grow personally as well as professionally so that in the future, I might go back to this home and give back everything that you have given me during those unforgettable years. I am still immensely thankful to the employees, the directors, the President, and the Sports Board for trusting and helping me in this transition that has not been easy at all. But most of all to the fans, something that as a player I have lived closely, and now, since my retirement, I feel it more than ever.

I wish I could have said good bye to everyone with my cleats on, but life is not always the way one wants it to be.

I am and have been very fortunate to feel so much affection; therefore, I can only say THANK YOU and I want you to know that you will always be in my heart.

Visca el BARCA.