Barcelona Sack Quique Setien After Historic Bayern Humiliation

Barcelona have dismissed manager Quique Setien, three days after he oversaw a historic 8-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Former Real Betis manager Setien, 61, was hired as Ernesto Valverde’s in January but took charge of just 25 matches and failed to lead his side to a trophy in 2019-20.

The Catalans gave up their LaLiga title in timid fashion and finished five points behind winners Real Madrid in second place.

Barca’s thrashing by German champions Bayern on Friday was the fourth time in the past five years they have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage of Europe’s elite competition.

Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman, who played for the Spanish giants between 1989 and 1995, has been tapped up to replace Setien at the Nou Camp.

A new coach will be announced “in the coming days”, said the club.

Barcelona added: “This is the first decision within a wider restructuring of the first team.”

The club also announced next year’s presidential elections, scheduled for June, will be brought forward to March 15.