Barcelona have sacked manager Quique Setien after a trophy-less campaign that was made worse by a European humiliation in the hands of Bayern Munich.
Quique Setien who replaced Ernesto Valverde seven months ago was sacked
after the club directors held a meeting on the way forward for the Spanish Giant.
Statement from the club reads:
“The Board of Directors have agreed that Quique Setién is no longer the first team coach. This is the first decision within a wider restructuring of the first team which will be agreed between the current technical secretary and the new coach, who will be announced in the coming days.”
Quique Setién came to Barça as coach on 13 January of this year.
During his seven months in charge the Cantabiran coached the first team in
25 matches: 19 in the league, three in the Champions League and three
in the Copa del Rey.
The breakdown of his results was 16 wins, four draws and five defeats.
The Catalans were beaten to the Liga title by arch-rivals Real Madrid, while they were
annihilated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in their elimination from the Champions League quarter-finals.
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⚠️ BREAKING NEWS ⚠️ Quique Setién no longer first team coach. The new coach will be announced in the coming days as part of a wide ranging restructuring of the first team. Thank you Quique & best of luck in the future. Quique Setién deja de ser entrenador del primer equipo. El nuevo entrenador será anunciado en los próximos días en el marco de una amplia reestructuración del primer equipo. Gracias Quique y mucha suerte en el futuro. Quique Setién deixa de ser entrenador del primer equip. El nou entrenador serà anunciat en els pròxim dies, en el marc d’una àmplia reestructuració del primer equip Gràcies Quique i molta sort en el futur.