Barcelona fired coach Quique Setien on Monday, three days after the workforce’s humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich within the quarterfinals of the Champions League, step one in what it mentioned could be “a wide-ranging restructuring” of the membership.
The choice was introduced after an pressing board assembly summoned by president Josep Bartomeu in Barcelona. The membership additionally introduced new elections for March 2021 and mentioned “profound adjustments” had been coming for the primary workforce.
A substitute to Setienwas not instantly introduced however Spanish media mentioned Dutch coach Ronald Koeman was the front-runner to take cost. The previous Barcelona defender was reportedly already in Barcelona.
❗ Quique Setién not first workforce coach.
The brand new coach might be introduced within the coming days as a part of a large ranging restructuring of the primary workforce.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 17, 2020
Barcelona mentioned, “the brand new coach might be introduced within the coming days as a part of a wide-ranging restructuring of the primary workforce.”
The brand new elections subsequent March signifies that the board will “assume full accountability relating to the 2020-2021 monetary 12 months.”
“The membership will proceed to implement the plan to reverse the sporting and financial state of affairs, primarily based on profound adjustments to the primary workforce, plus a redefined funds to cope with the brand new state of affairs brought on by COVID-19, earlier than the top of the present mandate,” Barcelona mentioned in an announcement.
Bartomeu, who was closely criticized for his membership administration lately, has been on the membership’s helm since 2014.
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