FC Barcelona sacked Ernesto Valverde after yet another fiasco in the Spanish Supercup and now they revealed his successor.
Quique Setien is a longtime favorite to take over the Barca job.
He was favored by many people in Barcelona’s board for a while.
And now, it’s official.
What’s even more shocking than the appointment itself is the contract.
Setien signed for two and a half years, as Barca shows serious intentions with him.
Setien has a reputation of playing attacking football, which fits Barca perfectly.
He especially impressed at Betis, who played some wonderful football under his guidance.
Setien didn’t just impress the Barca board. Him and Sergio Busquets share mutual appreciation as they both spoke highly about each other.
It’s exciting times ahead for Cules, the 61-year-old will inherit the club at the top of La Liga.
Setien’s primary task will be managing to replace Luis Suarez, who is out for the season.
The turbulence at Barca ends for now, and they hope the Spanish expert can lead them into some steadier water.