Barcelona Opts For Valverde’s Replacement

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Barcelona has opted for their manager’s replacement but the deal seems somewhat impossible.

Barcelona manager,Valverde recently disclosed that he does not see himself finish his contract at Camp Nou and the Catalian club has ceased the opportunity to look for a replacement ahead of time.

The favorite on Barcelona’s list is Real Betis’ manager, Quique Setién whose contract with Betis still exists till 2020.

Quique Setién
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Setién started his coaching career in 2001 with his favorite club, Club Racing before switching to Polideportivo Ejido and then Logroñes in division three where he was fired midway through his 2007/2008 campaign.

The 60 year old coach became CD Lugo’s coach in 2009 and led the team to second division promotion in his third year with the club.

His career received a boost around october 2015 when he succeed Paco Herrera at UD Las Pamas and shot the team from the relegation zone to the 11th position but his relationship with the team didn’t last too long and he had to leave the Canary Islands club over a dispute with the board on May 18th, 2017.

Two months later, Setién was appointed Real Betis’ manager on a three year deal and has remained with the club ever since then. His relationship with Real Betis is still firm and the Béticos doesn’t seem interested in letting him leave anytime soon.

Not just Barcelona, but also Sevilla is interested in employing the manager’s services.

Barcelona will have to look elsewhere cause Setién wouldn’t be leaving Betis anytime soon.

Pepe Bordalas
Photo: Courtesy (Pepe Bordalás)

Another name on the list is Getafe’s manager, Pepe Bordalás but the boys at Camp Nou are laughing off the suggestion, stating that he is not experienced enough to take up the heavy task at Barcelona.

More heats are still to come on the issue as Valverde has hinted that he won’t finish his contract with Barcelona.

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