Double Dismissal: FC Barcelona to sack manager Setien, sporting director Abidal following Bayern rout

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FC Barcelona faced a shattering defeat at the hands of FC Bayern Munich in Champions League quarter final. After the final whistle, the Catalan giants were humiliated with 8-2 scoreline.

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Quique Setien saw the shambolic performance of his team against the German side, Bayern Munich. Barcelona defense was destroyed by the German strikers scoring 8 goals and conceeding only 2 goals. It was an utter humiliation and the Catalans would certainly want to forget the night.

Reports claimed that FC Barcelona President, Josep Maria Bartomeu called a board meeting to determine the future of Quique Setien. The 61 year old is likely to be sacked after his side was annihilated by the German giants and it is said to be his farewell match.

Double Dismissal: FC Barcelona to sack manager Setien, sporting director Abidal following Bayern rout - THE SPORTS ROOM

Quique Setien was appointed as the manager back in January succeeding Ernesto Valverde. FC Barcelona were table toppers when the Spaniard was appointed but unfortunately finished the 2019/20 campaign five points behind the rivals, Real Madrid, blowing away the chance of winning the La Liga, with Copa del Rey quarter final exit as well. Thus, keeping his future at the club in uncertainty.

After spending 6 months at the club, the manager’s position is in turmoil. Moreover, speaking of which, the Sporting Director of the club and former Barcelona defender, Eric Abidal is also set to be sacked. According to reports by Diario Sport, the Frenchman’s defending of the manager after the defeat could prove to be expensive.

Double Dismissal: FC Barcelona to sack manager Setien, sporting director Abidal following Bayern rout - THE SPORTS ROOM

Eric Abidal is at the club as the technical director of the club since 2018 after the departure of Pep Segura and the vice-president Jordi Mestre. Questions were raised when the former Barcelona man got into an altercation with Lionel Messi following the sack of Ernesto Valverde.

Eric Abidal’s took a major decision of sacking the former boss, Ernesto Valverde and it has come back to haunt him now. He had only helped with the signings of goalkeeper Neto and Real Betis wing-back Junior Firpo last season.

Double Dismissal: FC Barcelona to sack manager Setien, sporting director Abidal following Bayern rout - THE SPORTS ROOM

President Bartomeu succeeded Sandro Rosell in 2014. Marca reported, his tenure is over next year and will not be eligible for the elections, hence looking to hold the presidential elections early. His tenure is over next year and will not be eligible for the elections, hence looking to hold the presidential elections early.

FC Barcelona are preparing to improve their club’s management. They faced the worst defeat in recent times against the Bundesliga Champions, Bayern Munich and fans are utterly disappointed with the club’s performance.

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