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Ernesto Valverde sacked: Who is Quique Setien, Barcelona new manager?

La Liga Champions Barcelona on Tuesday declared the sacking of mentor Ernesto Valverde, following an executive gathering at Camp Nou that went on for more than four hours. Valverde turned into the primary supervisor to be sacked by Barca mid-season since Louis van Gaal in 2003. The club named Spanish chief Quique Setien as his substitution. "Barcelona and Quique Setien have agreed for the last to turn out to be first group mentor until 30 June 2022," the club said. "Setien is one of the most experienced mentors in Spanish football. All through his profession he has been an advocate of ownership based, assaulting football that has been alluring to the fans," the announcement included.

Quique Setien has been named as Barcelona’s new manager.

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Who is Quique Setien? Here is all that you have to think about Barcelona's new supervisor:


Setien is a previous Spanish midfielder, who is viewed as a legend for Segunda division Spanish club Racing Santander. He went through 12 years at the club during between 1977-1985, and was nicknamed "El Maestro". In the wake of withdrawing from Racing, Setien showed up for Atletico Madrid between 1985-1988. He at that point showed up for Spanish club CD Logrones (presently old) between 1988-1992. He came back to Racing for four additional years where he showed up between 1992-1996. He did a short spell with Levante in 1996 after which he reported his retirement from proficient football. In his playing days, Setien additionally showed up for Spain's universal group between 1985-1986.


The same number of expected, Setien's administrative profession started with Racing, in 2000-01 season. He instructed the group till 2002. Afterward, he did short administrative stretches with club Poli Ejido (2003) and Equatorial Guinea's national group (2006), preceding he came back to his previous club Logrones in 2007. He trained Lugo for a long time somewhere in the range of 2009 and 2015. Under his direction, Lugo was elevated to Segunda B Divison, which was the feature of his spell with the club.

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In October 2015, he turned into the supervisor of La Liga club Las Palmas, who were in the assignment zone at the time. He in the long run drove his side to eleventh spot finish in the season, and afterward had the club seeking an European completion in the following season. Palmas passed up the European spot, in the end completing in fourteenth spot. Yet, when, Setien had gotten acclaim for his ownership based style of football, and he was offered the opportunity to mentor Real Betis in 2017.

Under Setien's administration, Betis completed in the sixth situation in 2017-18 season, and secure capability to Europa League. In November 2018, Setien's Betis crushed Barcelona 4-3 at Nou Camp, which remains Blaugrana's last home destruction till now. He left Betis in 2019, regardless of having one more year left on his agreement, after Betis completed tenth spot in La Liga.


Setien is a tremendous fanatic of Barcelona incredible player and chief Johan Cryuff, and is affected by his style of play. In a meeting to The Coaches Voice in 2019, the Spanish director stated: "I recollect when Johan Cruyff's Barcelona went along. You played against them, and you spent the entire match pursuing the ball. I said to myself: 'This is the thing that I like. I might want to be in this group, and know why this is occurring'."

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He trusts in playing ownership based football and typically supports 4-2-3-1 development. He is additionally an enthusiastic chess fan, as per and has messed around against chess title holders Anatoli Karpov and Gary Kasparov. He likewise accepts that a portion of the standards of chess can be applied to footabll, a report says.

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