epa08217351 FC Barcelona's head coach Quique Setien speaks during a press conference in Barcelona, Spain, 14 February 2020. FC Barcelona will be facing Getafe CF, 15 February 2020, in a Spanish LaLiga match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. EPA-EFE/ALEJANDRO GARCIA

Quique Setien confirms legal action against Barcelona following sacking

Quique Setien has confirmed he will be taking legal action against Barcelona after only being legally informed about his sacking on Wednesday.

The Catalan club only formalised the exit of Setien this week, over a month after he was relieved of his first-team coaching duties with reports claiming that his lawyers will demand €4m from the club in compensation.

Setien writes that the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu never informed him about the terms of his sacking, with no settlement mentioned.

Setien’s statement confirmed that he was only informed by the club of his contractually update on Wednesday, while his coaching staff – who added their names to the official letter – were told they would be “relocated” in the club. Continue reading

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