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Rivaldo criticises Setien for his comments on Messi: He should have resigned

Posted Saturday, November 07, 2020 by Marca.com29 hits

Rivaldo has hit back at Quique Setien for his recent remarks about how tough it was for him as a coach to manage Lionel Messi during his spell at Barcelona and has stressed that the former Real Betis boss should have resigned if that was the case. The Brazilian believes that Setien is looking for excuses to justify his poor results with the club following his appointment back in January until...Full Story »

Ex-Barcelona boss Setien compares Messi to Michael Jordan: 'Difficult to manage'

Posted Monday, November 02, 2020 by ESPN35 hits

Former Barcelona coach Quique Setien has said that it was "difficult to manage" Lionel Messi during his short and unsuccessful spell at the club. Setien took charge of Barca in January but was sacked in August following the team's 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Before that humiliation, Messi publicly called Barca "weak" and "inconsistent" with Real Madrid having already...Full Story »

'Who am I to change him?!' - Ex-Barcelona coach Setien admits Messi is 'difficult to manage'

Posted Sunday, November 01, 2020 by Goal.com59 hits

The former Real Betis boss lasted just six months in the Camp Nou hot seat and admitted there are things he could have done differently Former Barcelona head coach Quique Setien believes Lionel Messi is hard to manage, adding that the Argentine's enormous reputation meant he was difficult for the coach to criticise while in charge at Camp Nou. Setien took over Barca in January after the clu...Full Story »

Setien takes legal action against Barcelona over contract dispute

Posted Friday, September 18, 2020 by Goal.com84 hits

Yet more drama is unfolding behind the scenes at Camp Nou with three other coaches also taking the club to courtFormer Barcelona head coach Quique Setien is taking legal action against the club. In a statement released on Twitter, Setien announced that he and three coaches – Eder Sarabia, Jon Pascua and Fran Soto – will seek settlements following their dismissal at the end of last...Full Story »

Barcelona sack Setien; Koeman in talks to replace him - sources

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by ESPN68 hits

Barcelona have sacked coach Quique Setien following the club's humiliating 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich, the club announced on Monday, with sources confirming to ESPN that Ronald Koeman is in advanced talks to take over. The decision to dismiss Setien was announced after a board meeting, but sources told ESPN it had already been made prior to the Bayern game. "The board of dire...Full Story »

Barcelona set to sack manager Quique Setien in coming days - sources

Posted Saturday, August 15, 2020 by ESPN67 hits

Quique Setien's tenure as Barcelona coach is set to come to an in the coming days following Friday's humiliating 8-2 Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich, according to ESPN sources. Barca were chasing their first Champions League triumph since 2015 but, having already missed out on the La Liga title, were ruthlessly exposed by Bayern as they suffered their biggest ever European d...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich - Setien: Lewandowski is great but Messi is better

Posted Friday, August 14, 2020 by PA66 hits

Quique Setien has insisted that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi remains a cut above Bayern Munich’s prolific striker Robert Lewandowski.Messi and Lewandowski will go head-to-head on Friday when Barcelona face Bayern in a mouthwatering Champions League quarter-final showdown in Portugal.Former Bayern and Germany defender Lothar Matthaus this week claimed in-form Lewandowski has now jumped a...Full Story »

Setien: My relationship with Messi is good

Posted Monday, July 20, 2020 by Goal.com49 hits

Barcelona boss Quique Setien insisted he and Lionel Messi have a strong relationship after a palate-cleansing thumping of Deportivo Alaves got rid of a bad taste in the mouth. Morale was low after Thursday's 2-1 home defeat to Osasuna, which came on a night when Real Madrid clinched the LaLiga title, having overtaken Barcelona on the final lap. But now Barcelona are looking forward to their ...Full Story »

Barca's Setien unfazed by Messi outburst, won't resign

Posted Sunday, July 19, 2020 by ESPN54 hits

Beleaguered Barcelona coach Quique Setien has said he did not feel criticised by Lionel Messi's outburst after Thursday's shock 2-1 defeat to Osasuna and insists he has not thought about resigning. Messi branded Barca "inconsistent" and "weak" in an angry postmatch interview after Real Madrid were crowned La Liga champions for the first time since 2017. The forward also said performances sin...Full Story »

Barcelona president holds crisis talks with Quique Setien after La Liga failure - sources

Posted Saturday, July 18, 2020 by ESPN51 hits

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu held crisis talks with coach Quique Setien on Friday with the team in a delicate situation after losing La Liga to Real Madrid, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Bartomeu wanted to assess the coach's state of mind and if Setien feels strong enough to lead Barcelona through the crisis. Sources told ESPN that Setien will manage the team on Sunday in the la...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Setien's relationship with players strained - sources

Posted Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by ESPN70 hits

Barcelona manager Quique Setien's relationship with his players is already showing signs of straining, with various sources having told ESPN they didn't click from day one. Barca led La Liga in January when Setien replaced Ernesto Valverde, who was sacked after the Spanish Supercopa defeat to Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia. However, Saturday's 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo, coupled with Real Madrid...Full Story »

Furious Barcelona stars 'confronted Quique Setien for bringing on Antoine Griezmann after Celta Vigo draw'

Posted Monday, June 29, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk80 hits

Players were said to be unhappy at the introduction of Antoine Griezmann Credit: Getty Images - Getty FURIOUS Barcelona players were involved in a heated row with manager Quique Setien after the draw with Celta Vigo, according to reports in Spain. Barca stars were said to be unimpressed with several Setien decisions in the 2-2 draw - including the introduction of Antoine Griezmann and Arthur M...Full Story »

Setien: Real Madrid won't win all their games either

Posted Saturday, June 20, 2020 by Marca.com42 hits

Quique Setien is remaining optimistic over Barcelona's title chances in LaLiga Santander. The Blaugrana's draw at Sevilla on Friday night opens the door for Real Madrid to take top spot later this weekend. Gerard Pique spoke negatively about the result after the game and its impact on Barcelona's title push. "It's the frustration of the moment," Setien said when asked about Pique's comments...Full Story »

Setien: I'd be very happy to have Neymar at Barcelona

Posted Saturday, May 23, 2020 by Marca.com68 hits

Quique Setien has admitted that he'd be happy to have Neymar in his squad at Barcelona. The Paris Saint-Germain forward is once again being linked with a return to the Camp Nou this summer. "I'd be very happy to be able to coach Neymar, absolutely," Setien told BeIN Sports USA. "We're talking about a top-class player, no one can deny that." Setien also responded to Lionel Messi's comments ...Full Story »

Quique Setien hails Barcelona’s mental strength after win over Real Sociedad

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA50 hits

Barcelona coach Quique Setien felt his side deserved credit for coming through “a tremendously complicated game” with a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad following a late penalty given on VAR review.The spotlight was back on Setien in the fall-out from last weekend’s El Clasico defeat to Real Madrid.After a largely frustrating evening at the Nou Camp against the Copa Del Rey finalists...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Real Sociedad - Setien adamant he retains support of dressing room

Posted Saturday, March 07, 2020 by PA73 hits

Quique Setien insists he has full control of the Barcelona dressing room after a difficult week for the Catalan giants.A report in the Catalan press following last weekend’s 2-0 El Clasico defeat to Real Madrid – which saw their great rivals hurdle them at the top of La Liga – said Setien had lost support of the squad.Subsequent reports have suggested that some squad members ha...Full Story »

Setien takes positives out of Barcelona’s draw with Napoli

Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PA43 hits

Barcelona coach Quique Setien felt his side had put themselves into a positive position after leaving Napoli with 1-1 draw from the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.Antoine Griezmann struck what could prove to be a crucial away goal for the LaLiga side in the second half, which cancelled out a fine opener from Napoli midfielder Dries Mertens.The Italians, who had won four of their...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Eibar - Setien urges players to treat Eibar clash like a cup final

Posted Saturday, February 22, 2020 by PA85 hits

Quique Setien admits Barcelona are treating Saturday’s visit of struggling Eibar like a cup final as they prepare to embark on a tough run of fixtures which are likely to make or break their season.While Barca will be expected to see off 16th-placed Eibar without many problems, Setien has warned his players not to take the Basque minnows lightly at the Nou Camp.That is partly so Barca do n...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Getafe - We'll find a solution to striker crisis: Quique Setien

Posted Friday, February 14, 2020 by PA84 hits

Barcelona boss Quique Setien maintains he will work with what he already has if the club are unable to bring in a striker on an emergency transfer. Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for six months after undergoing surgery on a leg injury, while Luis Suarez is recovering from a knee problem. Barcelona have requested special dispensation to sign another attacker outside the transfer window to...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Setien: Clearly we need to sign a striker

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com67 hits

Barcelona coach Quique Setien admits they need to sign a striker to cover the injuries to Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. The likes of Willian Jose, Loren Moron and Lucas Perez have all been linked with Barcelona, but first they must receive permission from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to sign a replacement for the Frenchman. "If the arrival of a No.9 is possible, he should be as ...Full Story »

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