Barcelona Fires Quique Setien – Barcelona recorded the worst match results for them during their participation in the Champions League. One hour later, the Barcelona vs Bayern Munich match ended, coach Quique Setien was reportedly fired.
Barcelona suffered the worst defeat in the history of their participation in the Champions League, after losing a landslide score of 2-8 against FC Bayern Munich on Saturday (15/8/2020) yesterday. This is the first time a club has conceded as many as eight goals in the Champions League knockout phase. Previously, Barcelona had never conceded more than four goals in one match in their history during their participation in the Champions League competition.
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However, one hour after the result of the match, news came that Barcelona directors had sacked coach Quique Setien. Barcelona have decided to sack coach Quique Setien after the humiliating defeat to Bayern Munich. He will certainly not be Barca's manager next season.
Failed to Defend the Spanish La Liga Title
Quique Setien is the coach appointed by Barcelona to replace Ernesto Valverde in January 2020. At that time, Barcelona was at the top of the Spanish La Liga. However, Setien failed to bring Barca to defend the La Liga title. They are instead forced to accept the fact that their eternal rival, Real Madrid, lifted the Spanish La Liga trophy after the season resumed after the coronavirus lockdown.
Barca's management also held a meeting with Quique Setien after the Spanish La Liga 2019-2020 season ended. President Josep Maria Bartomeu decided to keep the former Real Betis coach. However, now the Barca directors are reportedly really embarrassed by the 61-year-old coach, especially after the humiliating defeat to Bayern Munich.