Quique Setién coached Barcelona for seven months. The former Barcelona coach was not a success at Camp Nou, finishing second in the league and conceding 8 against Bayern Munich. In September, he announced that he planned to sue the club and today, Cat Radio reports that he has done it.
The Spanish manager claims that Barcelona has not paid him his termination indemnity. The club is in a dire financial situation and surely could not afford to fire their coach. Quique Setién and his team believe the club has not fulfilled their agreement signed on January 14th and that is why he is taking the club to court.
After Neymar, Setién is another ex-Blaugrana who has sued the club after leaving. It shows just how much Josep Maria Bartomeu’s board was dishonest. Setién’s story with Barcelona is sad as it was too big of a job for him, but he still did not get the respect he deserves.
Official: Barcelona starting XI to face Rayo Vallecano — Leo Messi starts
Barcelona have announced the starting XI that will take on Rayo Vallecano in the Copa del Rey round of 16. The biggest news? Lionel Messi is back! The captain starts through the centre, with Antoine Griezmann and Fransisco Trincao rounding the front three off from the left and right respectively.
Behind them, Riqui Puig gets his second start of the season on the back of his first goal for Barcelona. He is joined by Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Busquets in the midfield triumvirate.
Neto is given the responsibility to handle the gloves for this encounter, and screening him are Ronald Araujo and Clement Lenglet in the heart of the defence. Oscar Mingueza and Junior Firpo will give the width from the backline, finishing off the XI in the Kings’ Cup.
Confirmed XI: Neto; Mingueza, Araujo, Lenglet, Firpo; de Jong, Busquets, Puig; Trincao, Messi, Griezmann
Lionel Messi and Riqui Puig seemed to connect to each other last season starting together against Atletico Madrid and Deportivo Alaves, and tonight will be the first time they play together extensively after a long time. Either way, any opportunity to watch Messi is a treat!