Barca confirm Valverde replacement


FC Barcelona has confirmed the sacking of Ernesto Valverde and his subsequent replacement Quique Setién after days of uncertainty.

After their pursuit of club legend, Xavi went public and sensationally backfired with Xavi's unwillingness to leave Al Sadd, the club was said to be in limbo.

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Reports in Spain suggest Ronald Koeman also rejected the club's offer in order to remain in charge of The Netherlands - while Valverde is believed to have been blindsided by their moves.

And in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Blaugrana confirmed Valverde' sacking after his struggles to win over the board and club's supporters over his two and half year spell.

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Former Real Betis boss Quique Setién will now replace the Spaniard at the Camp Nou, with the LaLiga title champions confirming he's agreed a deal until 30 June 2022.

"61 year old Quique Setién will be the new FC Barcelona coach," read a statement on the club's website.

"The man from Cantabria in the north of Spain comes to Barça after having had spells at Racing Santander, Poli Ejido, Logroñés, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis, his previous club in the 2018/19 season.

"Throughout his career he has been a proponent of possession-based, attacking football that has been attractive to the fans."