Quique Setién, between the shadows in the bench of the FC Barcelona

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OFFICIAL: Quique Setién, ceased as a coach of the FC Barcelona

Published:17/08/2020 - 20:10h

Updated:18/08/2020 - 01:39h

Quique Setién has been sacked as a coach of the first team of the FC Barcelona, hardly seven months after his arrival to the bench

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Josep Maria Bartomeu announced "just drastic" measures after the bochornosa defeat of the FC Barcelona by 2-8 in front of the Bayern Munich, and three days afterwards has arrived the first of them. It was a secret to voices that Quique Setién was sentenced and would not continue at the head of the team, in spite of having agreement signed until 2021, with a more optional season.

After the extraordinary meeting kept this Monday to the 11 hours in the offices of the Barça, however, the board of Bartomeu has agreed to terminate the agreement of Quique Setién and sack him, like this, hardly seven months after having him announced like the relief of Ernesto Valverde. The bet by the ex technician of the Betis has not gone out as it expected , without that the preparador Cantabrian have attained to fulfil any of the promises of his presentation.

The FC Barcelona has not recovered his 'DNA', has not been brave in his alignments (only in parties in which the Barça measured to inferior rivals) and has not improved in at all, rather on the contrary, to Ernesto Valverde. Setién Took the reins of a team leader in LaLiga Santander 2019-20, alive in the Glass of Rey and in eighth of final of the Champions League.

The title suspender belt has finish in hands of the Real Madrid (with some referee's helps, this yes), without that the FC Barcelona have showed the solvency that expected of the team in the final stretch of the season, in which it lost even in front of Osasuna in the Camp Nou (1-2) in the penultimate day. In Glass of the King the culés were deleted in quarter-finals in front of the Athletic (1-0), and in Champions League attained to win to a Napoli very irregular (1-1 in Saint Paolo and 3-1 in the Camp Nou), but no longer could in front of a Bayern that is to day of today the best team of Europe.

The of Setién is an appetizer

In the 25 parties of the Barça with Quique Setién in the bench, the Cantabrian technician leaves a bagaje of three stray competitions, with 16 victories, 4 ties and 5 defeats. Of course, he does not have all the fault of the fuss of the team, but yes a small part of her. And, besides, it was the more feeble and easy piece to substitute for the directive of Bartomeu, that will take more important decisions in the next days.

After the dismissal of Quique Setién, can arrive the ones of Éric Abidal and Ramon Plans in the technical office, in addition to structural changes in the 'staff' of the club and, of course, in the staff of the first team. Several 'holy cows' are in danger to do the cases of form precipitated, and of here at the end of the summer can give a lot of surprises. The of Setién is only an appetizer. avecina A revolution in Can Barça.

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