Bartomeu in the presentation of Quique Setién


Bartomeu still bets on Xavi: "He will be Barça coach one day"

Published:15/01/2020 - 16:00h

Updated:15/01/2020 - 18:42h

Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke again about the bench of FC Barcelona. The Barca president said he continues to see Xavi as Barça coach, but made it clear that he now trusts Quique Setién

Tickets for FC Barcelona matches

Josep Maria Bartomeu, that already spoke in the presentation of Quique Setién like new trainer of the FC Barcelona, went back to take the word in an interview with the newspaper SPORT. The president barcelonista, that was very comedido when it spoke of Xavi Hernández in the appearance that did beside the Cantabrian this Tuesday, yes soltó a bit more to the hour to speak of him for the mentioned half.

"Xavi will be some day trainer of the Barça, do not have any doubt. It is very able, is a person that understands perfectly our football, has some granas enormous and some day will be it", ensured the maximum mandator culé. Nevertheless, Bartomeu wanted to leave clear that now the technician is Setién and that trusts fully in him. "Now the trainer is Quique Setién, and create and expect that it go very well because it has come with win. With the players that there is and the talent that have, more Quique Setién, think that will go well", signalled.

The president wanted to explain also when and how closed the incorporation of the santanderino. It has spoken a lot of when sucedió all by the words of the ex bético in his presentation and Bartomeu wanted to clear it. "With Quique spoke does some days that it existed a possibility that it trained to the Barcelona. He has said that knew that it was in a list of possible trainers, but did not think that would be the elected. When finalising the managerial board called him to say him that has been chosen. Therefore there has been this dance of data, he simply knew that it was in the list of possible trainers of the Barcelona", exposed.

There is not a clause to throw to Setién in summer

Bartomeu also wanted to highlight that there is not any clause in the agreement of Setién that allow to the Barça undo of him this summer. It had arisen some rumour that said that the group barcelonista could save an option to sack to the Cantabrian in six months if it did not fulfil with the expectations, but finally will not be like this. "No, this does not appear in any place. Quique has agreement by two years and half and can free in the 2021", commented, in reference to the clause that yes could leave to the technician out of the club the year of elections.

In 2021, the Barcelona will celebrate elections and the current president will leave the charge. The Catalan director remembered that for this summer yes there is an option to be able to cease to the ex of The Palms if the new president like this estimated it timely. "Quique Setién has signed by two seasons and average and already have explained that there are elections in the 2021. Then, himself that there will be a clause here according to which, if the new president wants to change the trainer, can change the agreement of Quique Setién. But it has signed by two seasons and average", cleared, to finalise.

Next match of FC Barcelona

La Liga | Jornada 30
FC Barcelona

Sevilla - FC Barcelona

Sunday, 5 of April of 2020 No time
Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán
Buy tickets
Calendar FC Barcelona
Today highlights

Most read