Quique Setién in his official presentation with FC Barcelona


Quique Setién reaches 500 games against Granada

Published:19/01/2020 - 18:02h

Updated:19/01/2020 - 20:54h

Quique Setién reaches against 500 Granada games in clubs since he is a coach. His debut came in 2001 and, premiering with Barça, he will make round numbers

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On 7 October 2001 in the stadium of To Malata, Quique Setién debuted like trainer directing to the Racing of Santander in a party against the Racing of Ferrol in which the Cantabrian group fell against the Galician (2-0). The current technician of the FC Barcelona was the sportive general director of the club santanderino, but assumed in that date the role of trainer of emergency after the negative course with Rafael Benítez.

This season, Setién already achieved the gesta of the promotion, initiating successfully his career in the benches. They have happened almost 19 years with regard to his debut and, since, accumulates a long experience like trainer, happening also by the Poli Ejido, the Logroñés, the Lugo, the UD ThePalms , the Real Betis and, from this week, the FC Barcelona.

This Sunday, arrives his debut with the Barcelona club in the split suspender belt of the Camp Nou against the Granada that, curiously, will coincide with the duel number 500 of the Cantabrian trainer since it initiated his steps in this profession in the rows of the Racing of Santander in 2001. Round numbers for a man that can finally fulfil his dream to direct to the picture culé and that expects to fulfil also the ones of the fans blaugranas.

In all his career like trainer, Setién has not harvested important titles, but yes has achieved to do a name in the benches thanks to his firm convictions about his philosophy of game. The santanderino is adherent of the attractive football like method to obtain results, a game of attack, position and possession that has had halagos and detractores.

The two last stages of Setién

In his two last experiences, has achieved to practise a big football with teams more modest. First it did it with the UD The Palms, a recently risen to First Division of the that assumed the control to change totally the style. Setién Revolutionised the Canarian picture, began to have the most technical players and converted to a destined team to the descent in a solid group that installed in the calm zone of the table.

Later, Setién put to the controls of the Real Betis with a staff of upper level and also achieved to do that the verdiblancos played with his stamp of identity. The results and the little patience that there was with him in Benito Villamarín did him jump of the team in profit of Rubi, but his firm ideas liked so much in the Camp Nou, that the Barça resorted to he to direct to the team after the cessation of Ernesto Valverde and the "no" of Xavi Hernández​.

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