Reports stated that Argentine Mauricio Boccino and former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez, and Dutch Patrick Clovert, are among the most prominent candidates to succeed Setien in Barcelona training.
Bayern beat Barcelona on Friday evening 8-2, the first time that the Catalans had conceded 8 goals in one match since 1946.
Barcelona club president Maria Bartomeu apologized to the fans for this heavy defeat on behalf of the team, and announced that decisions will be taken based on this event, and said, “There are decisions that we have already taken, and other decisions that we will make in the coming days, and that will be announced next week, and we have to make decisions. After things calm down. ”
Setien, 61, took over Barcelona last January, succeeding Ernesto Valverde. He expressed his readiness for any consequences resulting from a heavy defeat by Bayern, saying, “The opportunities for me are naturally receding.”
Setien had described his Barcelona training at his first press conference as a dream, noting that one day before he was tending his cows on his farm before he received the phone call of choosing him as coach of Barcelona.
The club’s management contracted with Setien in the hope of correcting the course of the team that was collapsing with Valverde, but he increased his collapse and failed to fulfill his dream, which he declared upon his assumption of writing on his grave “Won the Champions League.”