FC Barcelona Coach Setien Will Leave The Team At The End Of The Season
The management of the Spanish football club "Barcelona" intends to terminate the contract with the head coach of the team Quique Setien at the end of this season, according to the Goal portal.
According to the portal, the Board of Directors of "Barcelona" is dissatisfied with the results shown by the team under the leadership of the 61-year-old specialist. At the same time, cooperation with him can only be continued if he wins trophies this season - victories in the Spanish championship and the Champions League. It is also noted that several players of the Catalan club spoke negatively about the work of Setien. The main possible contender for the position of a head coach is considered to be former Barcelona player Xavi, who currently heads al-Sadd from Qatar.
Setien became head coach of Barcelona in January 2020. Under his leadership, the Spanish club played 17 matches, in which it won 11 victories and lost and drew three times. Setien's contract runs until June 30, 2022. Setien was replaced as head coach of Barcelona by Ernesto Valverde, with whom the club terminated their contract by mutual consent.
The Spanish championship resumed on June 11, all matches are held with security measures, and without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, teams are allowed to make five substitutions. Barcelona is second in the national championship with 69 points after 32 games. The Catalan club is two points behind the tournament leader Real Madrid. In the Champions League, suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, "Barcelona" managed to hold the first match of the 1/8 final against "Napoli," the meeting, held in Italy, ended in a draw - 1:1.