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Barcelona have sacked coach Quique Setien, three days after the Catalan giant were pounded 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

As per boundless Spanish media reports, Netherlands coach and previous Barca defender Ronald Koeman is set to be named as Setien’s replacement.

Setien, 61, was selected in January after the club sacked two-time league winner Ernesto Valverde in spite of his side sitting head of the La Liga standings on goal distinction.

Be that as it may, after Barca were sentenced to their heaviest annihilation in European rivalry on Friday, Setien was additionally sacked after just seven months in control.

Barca completed second behind bosses Real Madrid in the ongoing La Liga campaign.

Setien had sign an contract to keep him at the LaLiga outfit until the late spring of 2022.

Be that as it may, an official club proclamation on Monday read: “The board of directors have agreed that Quique Setien is no longer the first-team coach.

“This is the first decision within a wider restructuring of the first team which will be agreed between the current technical secretary and the new coach, who will be announced in the coming days.”

Setien won 16 of his 25 games responsible for Barca, however it was his five defeats which demonstrated essential.

Indeed, even before Friday’s whipping to Bayern Munich, the Spaniard was feeling the squeeze after he neglected to stop Real Madrid securing the La Liga title.

The previous Real Betis boss was likewise unfit to lead Barcelona to achievement in the Copa del Rey either, with Atletico Bilbao taking them out in the quarter-finals.

One of the issues for the new director to understand will be the eventual fate of skipper Lionel Messi, who will be out of contract the following summer.

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