Barcelona fired a coach for the first time since 2003

Barcelona replaced Ernest Valverde. He has the contract until the end of June. But Barcelona decided to quit his contract. With Barcelona Valverde won two Spanish Champions titles, the Copa del Rey, Super Cup. In recent times he didn’t look convincing with his team. Not to mention that he has two heavy defeats in the Champions League in the last two seasons.

About Valverde’s situation in the club, we can hear a lot in the last couple of weeks. But after Barcelona contacted Xavi, everything was clear. They want to see their legend on this bench, but Xavi thanked for the offer. He would prefer to negotiate in the summer.

Accordingly to some media, Valverde wasn’t happy with the fact that they are looking for his replacement. After the end of the practice, he got information that he would be replaced.

Barcelona has a new coach

Quique Setien is Barcelona’s new coach. Coach Valverde was the first coach since 2003 who got fired from Barcelona’s bench. Right after they announced that Valverde will not be the coach anymore, they announce the name of the new coach.


Quique Setien is a 61-year-old who did a great job with Betis in the last season. In the run for this position, we can see two more coaches, Mauritius Pochetin and Francisco Javier García Pimienta.

According to Barcelona, Setien has signed the contract until June 30, 2022. Setien will speak for the first time as a Barcelona head coach, today at the official conference.

If we look in his training career, Betis was the largest club he ever coached. His football is based on ball possession with offensive and very attractive play. Fans should enjoy their performance. Until now the biggest achievement in his career is the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with Betis, last season.

If we look in the Soccer10 archive, in last season he managed to beat Barcelona and Real in away game, as well as Atletico Madrid. Anyone didn’t do this in the last 18 years. Barcelona was in contact with him before, but now he finally becomes their head coach.