Barcelona dismisses Valverde and hires Setién until 2022

first_imgAgreement between FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde for the termination of his contract as coach of the first team.Thanks for everything, Ernesto. Good luck in the future.– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_en) January 13, 2020Setién has never hidden his desire to train Barcelona (“Of course I would like to train him”). Also of playing in the Barça club: “I told him that I would have given a pinky for having played with him.” Cruyffista convinced, his style of play has to do in part with the idea that Barça sells, football around the ball. Now you will have to start it up.In the same statement, Barça announced the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde, who leaves with two leagues, a Cup and a Spanish Super Cup. Their LaLiga numbers have been overwhelming: 66 wins, 22 draws and only seven losses in 95 games. In the Champions League, he won 18 games, drew five and only lost two games, Rome and Liverpool, with fatal results as the two eliminations resulted. He won a Cup and was a finalist in the next edition. His balance in that competition 12 wins, two draws and four losses. Quique Setién will be the new coach of FC Barcelona Welcome!– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_en) January 13, 2020Former player of Racing, Atlético, Logroñés and Levante; and former coach of the Guinea and Racing Team, Poli Ejido, Logroñés, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis among other teams, the Cantabrian replaces Ernesto Valverde, whose dismissal was also announced in the same statement. Enrique Setién Solar, Quique Setién (Santander, 27-9-1958), is the new coach of Barcelona, ​​as announced by the club in two communiqués published at 23:17 on the web. The Cantabrian signs until June 2022 (two and a half seasons, no clauses are specified, although according to different parties they can break the contract at the end of each campaign) and will be presented this Tuesday at 14:30 at the Camp Nou (at 13:30 he will sign the contract and at 14:00, photo session).center_img Setién was one of the first options of the sports commission and, discarded Xavi and sentenced Valverde, the possibility gained strength during Monday. That the option of Pochettino was not well received popularly activated the Setién plan, which on Monday afternoon already spoke with the managers of Barcelona but that on Sunday night had already had some input on the possibility of directing Barçalast_img