Quique Setién will not continue FC Barcelona next season. That is the intention of the Catalan club, according to Rubén Uría, a journalist for DAZN and Goal Espana. Barça believes that the coach has lost the relationship with the dressing room and the board. The board will support him in public, right now Barça plans to dismiss Setién at the end of the season.
The board started to think that hiring Quique Setién was a mistake. They aren’t satisfied with the results.
Quique Setién does not fit in the dressing room. Some of the players don’t understand his instructions, while others are frustrated about the methods he uses. If things get worse, some voices around the club are suggesting Barça B coach García Pimienta or Xavi to take over.
The players will continue to fight for titles, but they have lost confidence in Setién. Mathematically, it is possible that Setién ends up winning the League and even the Champions League – which will obviously change the thoughts on him.
Source: Goal Espana
Dembélé is expected to start against Ferencváros after impressive Osasuna display
Ronald Koeman is well aware of the limitations concerning Ousmane Dembélé. The Frenchman is an incredible asset and a highly talented player. However, he is also injury prone and Barcelona can’t afford to use him relentlessly.
For that reason, the young winger has been on the bench for the last couple of games despite performing on a regularly high level whenever chosen to play. According to a new report from SPORT, however, Dembélé is expected to start Barcelona’s upcoming Champions League clash against Ferencváros.
This is a direct result of another encouraging performance just the other night against Osasuna. The Frenchman came off the bench and even scored a great goal before it was ruled offside. We’ve also seen him play at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium against Atlético Madrid but back then, he sprained his shoulder so Koeman had to be extra careful going into the next games.
But the main thing is that Dembélé is still very much an important part of the squad and offers a unique profile to the coach. For that reason, and seeing how he’s once again 100% fit, everything indicates he’ll be back in the gala XI on Wednesday, as SPORT suggest.
This, needless to say, is a rather encouraging sign for a player who was so close to leaving the club during the summer transfer window.
Long may it continue!