Quique Setién has addressed this Tuesday their first training session with Barcelona after relieving the Monday to Ernesto Valverde. The new coach of Barcelona will be presented this afternoon, shortly after signing the contract that will link to the Catalan club until 2022. They have also gone to the Sports City the club's president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and the dome sports with Oscar Grau, Eric Abidal and Ramon Plans.
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Setién, of 61 years and whose last team in First was the Betis, has begun its work in the Sports City Joan Gamper along with Eder Sarabia, second coach, and Fran Soto, trainer. The first party that must face the new barca coach is in front of the Granada, Sunday, day 19, at 21.00 in the Camp Nou.
Setién went to the Racing club in which he played for 12 seasons in 2001-2002, and got the upgrade to First. In addition, he was the coach of Poli Ejido, the Local, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis. It will be the third-highest technical responsible cantabria of Barcelona, after Enrique Orizaola (1961) and Laureano Ruiz (1976).
“My time as coach of FC Barcelona has come to an end. Have been two seasons and a half very intense since the beginning. In this time I lived very happy celebrating victories and titles, but also other hard and difficult. But above all I want to emphasize the lived experience and the love that I felt for the fans during this stage.
I Want to thank president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the Board of Directors for the opportunity they gave me to lead this team and his confidence during all this time. I would also like to thank the support and the treatment of all the people who accompanied me in the Club during these two seasons and a half, and especially to those who work in the first team and around him, and with whom I have shared so many moments in the Sports City and on the move. Of course I also want to thank the players of all the work and effort that have allowed us to hold four titles together. From now on I wish you all the luck in the world, as well as the new coach, Quique Setién.
A big hug to all.
Visca el Barça i Visca Catalunya”.
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