The Catalan club are in the midst of biggest turmoil since the turn of millennium and a squad shuffle is expected to give Setien a team of his liking.
Barcelona have been in a rut for quite some time. Ernesto Valverde was brought in to make the most of the strength in the dressing room. And he did his job admirably.
However, he was not an astute tactician. Consequently, La Blaugrana were exposed in the Champions League.
Valverde is not here and Quique Setien was brought in to usher a return to basics. But the former Real Betis man cannot do his job with a squad of players that do not suit their mentality.
With the transfer window approaching, Eric Abidal has a tough task on his hands. He has to make the squad in Setien’s image.
Plenty of players will be moved on, but there is a core squad that Abidal will not touch. Messi, Ter Stegen and Busquets are one of those certain to make the roster, read on to find out the other three.