The latest in football sports news – After the sacking of Ernesto Valverde, F.C. Barcelona welcomes a new coach, Quique Setién. The new head of Barcelona has vast experience, from Racing Santander in 2001 up to his latest stint with Betis from 2017-2019. Setien is well known for his possession-based, passing football that has been attractive and synonymous with many of the fans of the club.
Quique Setién as Player
Quoted as “El Maestro”, he’s popularly known for his Racing de Santander appearances, beginning and ending his football career at the club and accumulating 374 matches in the La Liga and 58 goals across 15 seasons.
Quique Setién Coaching History
The Spaniard started his coaching career with Racing Santander from 2001-2002 and from the same division, he switched to Poli Ejido. He then coached the Equatorial Guinea National Team for 3 months. During 2007-2008, he led Logroñés, one of the team’s he played for but was sacked midway. After his sacking, Setién led Lugo from 2009-2015, his longest coaching stint. He then followed Paco Herrera to coach UD Las Palmas. He saved the team from relegation during his first season with the club. He left the club after a 2-year stint. He was appointed as manager of Real Betis in 2017. He led the team to the 6th place and qualification the UEFA Europa League.
Quique at Barcelona
Quique signed with Barcelona on a 3-year deal. He is to lead the club until 2022. His first game with the club is at home versus Granada.
What do you think will happen with this coaching change? Will Barcelona jump ahead of the competition? Or will this change affect the team’s overall morale and performance? It’s safe to say that the team is a top, and with the change of leadership midway, this may refresh the team’s morale and performance!