Barcelona won just one of the last five matches, also lost in the semi-finals of the Super Cup
Setien signed with Barcelona until June 2022, he was the coach of Rial Betis
Dainik BhaskarJan 14, 2020, 07:02 PM IST Sports Desk. Spain's football club Barcelona have sacked their coach Ernesto Valverde. He has been replaced as the new coach by Spain's Quick Setien. Barcelona informed about this. The team is currently at the top in La Liga, but has won only one in the last five matches. Velverde is the first coach in 17 years to be sacked in the middle season. Earlier in 2003, Lewis Van Trap was removed.
The club said, "Barcelona and Valverde have decided to terminate the contract by mutual agreement." Setien and the club have an agreement till 30 June 2022. Setien is one of the experienced coaches in Spanish football. "
Barcelona's first match under Setien's coaching will be Granada's 61-year-old Setien's first match against Granada on Sunday at the homeground Campnau. Barcelona will play against Napoli in the Champions League pre-quarterfinal next month. This will be followed by an 'El Clasico' match against Rial Madrid in the first week of March. Setiag has played for Atlético Madrid. In his coaching team, Rial Betis finished sixth in La Liga in 2018.
Barcelona could not win the Champions League under coaching to Velverde, due to poor performance in the last two Champions League, there was a demand for Velverde's removal. His coaching team surprisingly lost against Roma in 2018. They then lost in the semi-finals in 2019 against Lipperpool. He suffered disappointment this season as well. Atletico Madrid lost 3–2 in the semi-finals of the Supercup on Thursday. It is not that the Barcelona team did not win under his coaching. He won two La Liga and one Copa del Rey titles.