Barcelona Sack Setien After Embarrassing Loss To Bayern Munich

August 17, 2020
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Barcelona have sacked Quique Setien days after their humiliating defeat to Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.

The Blaugrana were humiliated 8-2 by the Germans in the quarter-finals last weekend.

Europe’s elite club competition was a chance for Setien to give Barca fans something to smile about, following a season hindered by off-field issues and their failure to win La Liga.

But Lionel Messi and Co were knocked out in embarrassing fashion, and the manager has paid the price.

A club statement read: “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.”

Even before the clash, Setien’s future was in doubt and the club will now seek a new direction, with Ronald Koeman, Xavi and Mauricio Pochettino among those linked with the role.

Former player Koeman is the front-runner and expected to leave Netherlands to take the job.

Last week, former Nou Camp hero Xavi ruled out coaching the club in the near future.

Xavi rejected the offer to coach his former club back in January when they sacked Ernesto Valverde, and Setien was ultimately handed the reins.

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