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Setién will be sacked after the Bayern humiliation, but Bartomeu stays

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After the Champions League humiliation against Bayern Munich today, Barcelona will no longer continue with Quique Setién next season. According to Fabrizio Romano, the club has already decided to sack the Cantabrian coach. Xavi and Pochettino are the candidates to succeed Setién as the next Barça coach.

“I am not going to comment on him today. We will announce some important decisions in the coming days.”, said president Bartomeu on Setién after the game, referring to the coach’s dismissal.

Even though players are all pointing towards ‘huge changes’ and not just ‘players and coaches’ (referring to the board), Bartomeu himself is not expected to resign. However, people from the club’s management like Eric Abidal and Grau will be sacked, according to Di Marzio.

The last time Barça conceded 8 goals in a game was in 1946. “The club needs changes. I am not talking only about the coach or the players. The club needs changes of all kinds. We have hit rock bottom.”, as Piqué described the night.

“I have only been at the club for 6 months. I cannot comment on what internal changes must be made within the club.”, responded Setién on Piqué’s comments.

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