According to The Guardian, Barcelona have appointed Quique Setien as their new manager in place of Ernesto Valverde.

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The Catalans sacked the former Athletic Club gaffer in the wake of the Spanish Super Cup defeat against Atletico Madrid.





Former Barca player Xavi was widely tipped to take the reins at Nou Camp, but instead, he decided to stay at
Al Sadd
.





Setien has finally received the nod from the Blaugrana, with whom he had been previously linked with the manager job.





The ex-Betis gaffer has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him in the charge until June 2022.





The 61-year-old was highly known for his attractive style of place during his time with Betis, helped them qualify for UEFA Europa League for two straight seasons.





One of the biggest achievements for the Spaniard includes the remarkable 4-3 win at Camp Nou last season, with Betis playing a brand of football quite synonymous with Barca. He also inspired his side to defeat Real Madrid in front of their home crowd.





Valverde’s sacking marks the first manager of Barca to be sacked midway through the season since
Louis Van Gaal
.




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Barcelona appoint Quique Setien as new manager



The Catalans sacked the former Athletic Club gaffer in the wake of the Spanish Super Cup defeat against Atletico Madrid.

Former Barca player Xavi was widely tipped to take the reins at Nou Camp, but instead, he decided to stay at Al Sadd .

Setien has finally received the nod from the Blaugrana, with whom he had been previously linked with the manager job.

The ex-Betis gaffer has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him in the charge until June 2022.

The 61-year-old was highly known for his attractive style of place during his time with Betis, helped them qualify for UEFA Europa League for two straight seasons.

One of the biggest achievements for the Spaniard includes the remarkable 4-3 win at Camp Nou last season, with Betis playing a brand of football quite synonymous with Barca. He also inspired his side to defeat Real Madrid in front of their home crowd.

Valverde’s sacking marks the first manager of Barca to be sacked midway through the season since Louis Van Gaal .

'Yesterday I was walking with cows': Quique Setién unveiled as Barcelona coach – video

Quique Setién has been unveiled as the new coach of Barcelona. At his presentation Setién talked of a whirlwind 24 hours in which he went from walking with cows in the countryside to taking Barcelona's top job. 'Yesterday, I was walking around my home town with cows around me and now I’m here at Barcelona managing the best players in the world.' said the former Real Betis manager. The 61-year-old takes over from Ernesto Valverde and inherits a club that are top of La Liga and through to the knockout phase of the Champions League as group winners

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