Barca chief says Setien to stay, has no regrets about Valverde

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has mentioned coach Quique Setien will stay answerable for the workforce subsequent season regardless of the workforce’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 workforce had been prime of the desk on objective distinction when he was dismissed in January and changed by Setien, who has tried to revolutionise Barca’s play with combined outcomes.

Barca’s title bid has unravelled following attracts with Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid and so they path leaders Real Madrid by 4 factors with 4 video games remaining.

But the workforce lastly clicked in Sunday’s excellent 4-1 win at Villarreal and Bartomeu mentioned he thinks they’re on track.

“Setien will obviously continue. At this moment I’m pretty happy with how the team has evolved and in the last couple of games we have seen the improvements Setien has made,” Bartomeu instructed radio station Rac1 on Tuesday.

“I don’t regret the decision to sack Valverde, we needed to give the team a boost and Setien has brought new ideas and new sensations with him,” he added.

Setien mentioned he didn’t assume his place had been beneath menace and was happy with the soccer they’ve been enjoying.

“I didn’t have the feeling things were going to change, I have gotten used to this circus,” he instructed a digital information convention forward of Barca’s match with Espanyol on Wednesday.

“I just do my job and I get the feeling the board are happy with the work we are doing and so am I.”

He additionally mentioned his facet would hold pushing Real till their probabilities of profitable the title had been over.

“Of course we can still win the league, it’s still mathematically possible and we have to keep our hopes up until the last day,” he added.

“We have to just focus on what we can do and try to win while playing well and making progress. And if we cannot win it, we can lay a platform for next season.”