Barcelona sack Ernesto Valverde and appoint Quique Setien as new coach

Barcelona sack Ernesto Valverde and appoint Quique Setien as new coach

Spanish giants, Barcelona have sacked Ernesto Valverde and appointed Quique Setien as their new coach. 

 

The 55-year-old was dismissed following the club’s Spanish Super Cup semi-final 3 – 2 defeat to Atletico Madrid few days ago.

 

In 2018, Barcelona lost on away goals to Roma, despite winning the first leg 4-1, and had a 3-0 first-leg advantage overturned by Liverpool in an epic comeback by the European Champions a year later.

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His successor, Setien, who has been out of work since leaving Real Betis last June has signed a contract until June 2022 as Barcelona part ways with Valverde after a two-and-a-half-year spell.

 

Barcelona sack Ernesto Valverde and appoint Quique Setien as new coach

 

A brief Barcelona statement read: “Agreement between FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde to end his contract as manager of the first team. Thank you for everything, Ernesto. Best of luck in the future.”

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