Official: Quique Setién sacked from Barcelona coaching post
The Cantabrian coach leaves Camp Nou seven months after taking the job and without reaching the club's objectives. The 2-8 defeat to Bayern was the last straw.
"The Board of Directors have agreed that Quique Setién is no longer the first team coach. This is the first decision within a wider restructuring of the first team which will be agreed between the current technical secretary and the new coach, who will be announced in the coming days.
Quique Setién came to Barça as coach on 13 January of this year. During his seven months in charge the Cantabiran coached the first team in 25 matches: 19 in the league, three in the Champions League and three in the Copa del Rey.
The breakdown of his results was 16 wins, four draws and five defeats".
Setién, who was drafted in as a quick-fix solution at Barça, was called out of the blue and suddenly found himself with an unexpected opportunity but it was one he could not make the most of. He was signed midway through January, and according to Abidal, "to give a new impulse" to a side which had won the two previous league campaigns under Ernesto Valverde. But instead of lifting the team, the effect was the opposite. He is the first Barcelona coach to leave the club without winning a single trophy since Frank Rijkaard in 2008.
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