Barcelona set for big court battle with former coach who was sacked

Barcelona set for big court battle with former coach who was sacked

- Quique Setien coached Barcelona last season and failed to win any title

- The Spaniard claimed that Barcelona have not paid him his remaining money

- Barcelona chiefs have written him a letter that they are not ready to pay him

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Barcelona chiefs are reportedly on the verge of being dragged to court by former manager Quique Setien after their refusal to pay the Spaniard the remaining money left on his contract.

Quique Setien was hired as Barcelona coach in January 2020 and won 16 games out of the 25 that he was in charge at the Nou Camp.

Things turned sour for the 62-year-old at Camp Nou after Barcelona suffered an embarrassing 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Setien who failed to win any title with Barcelona last term was then asked to leave the club and Catalans appointed Ronald Koeman as his replacement.

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According to the latest report on Daily Mail, Barcelona chiefs are said to have told Quique Setien that they will not pay the remaining money on his deal because he does not have the ability to coach the club.

The club are said to have written in a letter claiming that Setien was not the main man handling the team but his assistant who used to direct training session.

As things are now, Barcelona chiefs should now be preparing for court battle between them and Setien who has made it clear many times that he wants his money.

Meanwhile, since he left Barcelona, Setien is yet to get another club where he can continue his managerial career.

Barcelona are currently occupying third position on the Spanish La Liga table.

Quique Setien
Former Barcelona coach Quique Setien. Photo by MANU FERNANDEZ
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Earlier, had reported how Eder Sarabia who was an assistant coach at Spanish giants Barcelona stated emphatically that the club's captain Lionel Messi did not send any farewell message to him when he was fired.

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The Spaniard was appointed as an assistant to Setien at Barcelona in January 2020 before the club excused him to leave seven months after his appointment.

And during his stay with the Spanish giants, there were talks that Sarabia was not popular with the players of the club.

Sarabia stated clearly that him and Setien actually arrived at Barcelona at the time when things were difficult.

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