Barcelona ‘have already decided to SACK Quique Setien’ after their crushing 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League
- The Barcelona board have already decided to dismiss head coach Quique Setien
- Barca were knocked out of the Champions League in 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich
- In Setien’s post-match interview, he conceded ‘some things will have to change’
The 61-year-old has lasted just seven months in the job and is expected to be relieved of his duties on Friday evening, according to Sky Sport Italia.
At full time Setien told reporters: ‘Right now we feel enormous frustration and all we can do is make conclusions and think about the future.
Barcelona have already decided to sack Quique Setien after the 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich
‘Barca is a club that is so great that this will cause us a lot of damage and obviously some things will have to change.
‘The truth is this is a tremendously painful defeat.’
‘Barcelona want to recover their identity.
‘Right now, it’s too soon to think about whether I will stay or not,’ he said. ‘It doesn’t depend on me.
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‘We have to reflect, taking the situation into account and the importance that such a humiliating and painful defeat means.
‘I’m hurt, evidently, by such a hefty defeat.’The way it came about has been tremendously painful.
‘I’m not worried about my future right now, but a defeat that is very painful for the club and the fans.’I know what a defeat of this calibre means.
‘We have to analyse what happened today from a bigger perspective.’I know that the credibility of a coach diminishes when something like this happens.This isn’t what worries me at the moment.
‘We have to accept the defeat how it is. We were beaten by a very good team.’Apart from the first few minutes, they were clearly better than us for the rest of the game.’