Official: Barcelona sack Setien


FC Barcelona have confirmed the sacking of Quique Setien with immediate effect after their UEFA Champions League humiliation against Bayern Munich.

Setien has been relieved of his duties as part of the aftermath in which club stalwart Gerard Pique described as 'rock bottom' after the 8-2 thrashing in the quarter-final of Champions League.

The Spaniard inherited the squad in the round of 16 of Europe's elite club competition and at the summit of LaLiga but finished the 2019/20 season without silverware, while captain Lionel Messi is said to have handed a transfer request.

And the Blaugrana have now acted swiftly to relieve the former Real Betis boss from his role as head coach and will announce a successor 'within the coming days'.

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"The Board of Directors have agreed that Quique Setién is no longer the first-team coach," read the statement on the club's official website.

"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."

Setien, who replaced Ernesto Valverde in January oversaw 16 wins, four draws and five defeats during his ill-fated stint.

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