Barcelona have parted ways with their manager, Quique Setien, after their Champions League embarrassing exit in Lisbon, Portugal.
Bayern Munich thrashed Barcelona 8-2 on Friday, August 14, in the quarter-final of the Champions League. This defeat made Setien’s position untenable in the eyes of the Barca board.
Barca’s humiliating defeat by German champions Bayern on Friday was the fourth time in the past five years they have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage of Europe’s elite competition.
“The Board of Directors have agreed that Quique Setien is no longer the first-team coach,” the club said in a statement.
“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.”
Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman, who played for the Catalan giants between 1989 and 1995, is set to replace Setien at the Nou Camp.
Barca finished second in La Liga this season, five points behind Real Madrid.
Reporter: Baatee Barinaa-iyalo