The Spaniard oversaw Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and was ultimately sacked by La Blaugrana, with Ronald Koeman then taking over in Catalonia.
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The club had sacked Quique Setien on Monday after he presided over the club’s worst defeat ever in European competition
With Quique Setien sacked on Monday, Barcelona entered talks with Koeman and a deal is expected to be officially confirmed soon.
The move is one of “many changes” set to take place at the Catalan club following their 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final on Friday.
This comes three days after the Spanish side were hammered 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals
Barca surrendered the title to Real Madrid after Thursday’s 2-1 defeat by Osasuna.
The contract renewal has come amid speculations he could return to his former club, FC Barcelona.
Spanish media had reported that Xavi, who coaches Qatari club Al Sadd, had been approached by Barca to replace Ernesto Valverde before Quique Setien was appointed in January.
This is just as Quique Setien’s side twice threw away the lead in a thrilling match.
Barcelona coach, Quique Setien, is pessimistic that the Spanish top flight season will be completed and has called La Liga’s conditions for the campaign recommencing “a non-starter” due to the continued threat of the novel coronavirus.
Lionel Messi’s late penalty – given after a VAR review – saw Barcelona edge out Real Sociedad 1-0 at the Nou Camp to move back to the top of La Liga.
Barcelona make the trip to the Bernabeu to face Real Madrid holding a two-point advantage at the top of the La Liga standings.
Abidal – a former teammate of Messi at Barcelona – suggested players in the current team were unhappy and had not been working hard enough under former coach Ernesto Valverde
Lionel Messi’s 76th-minute winner marked new Barcelona coach Quique Setien’s first game in charge with a 1-0 victory over Granada to move back to the top of La Liga on goal difference.
The club’s legendary midfielder was strongly linked with the position before Quique Setien was announced as the Spanish outfit’s new manager on Monday.
Valverde, 55, took training on Monday morning amid intense speculation his time as coach was about to come to an end and his fate was sealed later in the evening