Spanish giant, FC Barcelona has sacked head coach, Ernesto Valverde.
See their post here:
“Agreement between FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde to end his contract as manager of the first team. Thank you for everything, Ernesto. Best of luck in the future”.
The former Barcelona coach lost qualifying for semi final in the 2018 UEFA Champions league quarter final in Rome.
He also faced a shocking defeat against Liverpool at Anfield in the 2019 UEFA Champions League semi final.
With him, FC Barcelona lost against Valencia in 2019 Copa Del Rey Final.
They were also defeated by Atletico Madrid in 2020 Super Copa semi final.
He has been replaced by Quique Setién. The Cantabrian has managed Racing Santander, Poli Ejido, Logroñés, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis.
See the announcement below:
“Quique Setién will be the new manager of FC Barcelona. Welcome!”
Quique Setién is the third Cantabrian coach in Barça’s history, after the likes of Enrique Orizaola(1961) and Laureano Ruiz (1976).
He has managed former Barça players like Bartra, Kaptoum, Tello, Sanabria, Araujo, Halilovic and Kevin-Prince Boateng, and current Barça player, Junior Firpo.
He is a chess lover and has played against former World Champions Anatoli Karpov and Gary Kasparov.