Barcelona are prepared to sack Quique Setien as manager unless results drastically improve and they win the Liga title or Champions League this season, Goal has learned.
The veteran coach, who only took the Camp Nou job in January as replacement for Ernesto Valverde, has lost the confidence of the Barca dressing room, while the club’s board are also unhappy with recent performances.
Unless Barca’s displays for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign have a significant upswing, it is understood that it is inevitable Setien will leave his post in the summer.
The former Real Betis manager was given a two-and-a-half-year contract in January, however as things stand he will not be able to see out more than a few months of this deal.
Player power at Barcelona is strong – led by stars such as Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique – and the dressing room has turned against Setien due to confusion at his tactics and unhappiness at his comments in the press. Continue reading