Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu confirmed that coach Quique Setién has been dismissed. The chief told a Cope journalist that the Cantabrian coach has been sacked. Ronald Koeman, Mauricio Pochettino, and Xavi are on the list of the manager candidates to coach Barça.
The official announcement is expected to take place tomorrow. In fact, the coach’s dismissal is no surprise. Considering the horrendous 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich, other board members are expected to get dismissed, and there is high pressure on the president himself as well.
To see how the board will react and whether they will take up the responsibility for Barça’s recent failures, we have to wait until the board meeting. A press conference regarding the meeting outcome is expected to take place on August 17, 1:00 pm CET.
Sources: Fabrizio Romano, Achraf Ben Ayad, Cope