Finally, Ernesto Valverde has been sacked from the Spanish giants Barcelona. And the name of the new manager has been announced at the same time earlier today. Yes, it is pretty shocking news. Ernesto Valverde is sacked Barca’s new coach Quique Setien. The former manager of the Real Betis has been selected as the new boss of the Catalan club.
The rumor which started a few days ago has come true finally. From the position of the head coach of Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde has been sacked. In his place, the 61 years old former Spanish central midfielder Quique Setien is announced as the manager. The former boss of Real Betis will stay at the Nou Camp for two and a half years and it will end in the next 2022, according to the agreement. Earlier today, in their official social media, Barcelona has revealed the shocking news.
Quique Setién will be the new manager of FC Barcelona. Welcome!
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 13, 2020
It is certain that Barcelona will introduce their new face within a very short time, hopefully, today. For the reason, they are going to arrange a press conference also. Considering the last 17 years, it is the very first time for Barcelona that they sacked a manager in the middle of the season. In the last time, the same thing happened during the era of the Dutch manager Louis van Gaal.
In the yar of 2003, Barcelona sacked him. Later, they also sacked Frank Rijkaard but it was not in the middle of the season. The same fact happened with the Argentine manager Gerardo Martino. But the managers named Pep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova or Luis Enrique left the club according to their wish.
Valverde was quite successful at the home venue as well as in the local competitions. He brought back to back La Liga titles to Camp Nou but in the European competitions, Barcelona could not present their eye-catchy performance though they possess one of the most powerful squad right now. So, now Valverde has paid for that and lost his job. With the team Barca, he won two La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey and a Spanish Super Cup title so far.
OFFICIAL: Barcelona have confirmed they have sacked Ernesto Valverde. pic.twitter.com/mhG4jaeHTF
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) January 13, 2020
But in the European front where the arch-rival of Barca, Real Madrid used to get success on a regular basis, Barcelona failed all the time during the Valverde era. Ernesto Valverde could not bring that to the fans of Barcelona.
Just a few days ago, in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final, Barcelona was defeated against Atletico Madrid and ruled out from the competition. After that Barca took the decision of sacking the manager.