Barcelona has sacked Quique Setien as coach, the club confirmed on Monday, August 17, 2020, with Ronald Koeman the frontrunner to be his replacement.
Barcelona have sacked head coach Quique Setien after a trophy-less campaign that culminated in European humiliation.
The club announced the decision on Monday, just days after the club were embarrassed in the Champions League quarter-finals in a record-breaking loss to Bayern Munich.
Having already been beaten to the Liga title by arch-rivals Real Madrid, Barcelona were annihilated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in their elimination from Europe’s premier club competition.
“The new coach will be announced in the coming days as part of a wide ranging restructuring of the first team,” Barca said on Twitter.
Setien was only appointed in January but has paid the price for Barca surrendering the La Liga title to Real Madrid and then being humiliated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
❗ Quique Setién no longer first team coach.
The new coach will be announced in the coming days as part of a wide ranging restructuring of the first team.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 17, 2020