Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has stated coach Quique Setien will stay in command of the group subsequent season despite the group’s fading La Liga title bid, including that he doesn’t remorse sacking Ernesto Valverde in January.
Valverde led Barca to successive title wins, and his group was prime of the desk on aim distinction when he was dismissed in January and changed by Setien, who has tried to revolutionize Barca’s play with blended outcomes.
Barca’s title bid has unraveled following attracts with Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid, and it trails chief Real Madrid by 4 factors with 4 video games remaining.
But the group lastly clicked in Sunday’s excellent 4-1 win at Villarreal, and Bartomeu stated he thinks they’re on the right track.
“Setien will clearly proceed. At this second I’m fairly pleased with how the group has advanced, and within the final couple of video games we have now seen the enhancements Setien has made,” Bartomeu instructed radio station Rac1 on Tuesday.
“I do not remorse the choice to sack Valverde, we would have liked to give the group a lift and Setien has introduced new concepts and new sensations with him,” he added.
Setien stated he didn’t suppose his place had been beneath risk and was happy with the soccer they’ve been enjoying.
“I did not have the sensation issues had been going to change, I’ve gotten used to this circus,” he instructed a digital information convention forward of Barca’s match with Espanyol on Wednesday.
“I simply do my job and I get the sensation the board are pleased with the work we’re doing and so am I,” Setien stated.
He additionally stated his facet would preserve pushing Real till their probabilities of profitable the title had been over.
“Of course we are able to nonetheless win the league, it is nonetheless mathematically doable and we have now to preserve our hopes up till the final day,” he added.
“We have to simply concentrate on what we are able to do and check out to win whereas enjoying effectively and making progress. And if we can’t win it, we are able to lay a platform for subsequent season,” Setien stated.