Barcelona sack coach Setien


Barcelona have fired manager Quique Setien, three days after his side’s humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Setien was sacked following a meeting with technical director Eric Abidal on Monday.

“This is the first decision within a wider restructuring of the first team which will be agreed between the current technical secretary and the new coach, who will be announced in the coming days,” the club said in a statement.

Setien took over as coach in January and was in charge for 25 with 16 wins, four draws and five defeats.

Reports in Spain suggest that the club is set to announce current Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman as their new manager.

The former Southampton and Everton manager was approached by Barcelona in January but did not want to walk away from the Netherlands five months before Euro 2020.

Koeman is understood to have been offered a two-year contract.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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