Minute-by-minute coverage of Quique Setién’s presentation as the new coach of FC Barcelona

The official presentation to the media.

Quique Setién, together with President Bartomeu and technical secretary Eric Abidal, appeared in the Auditori 1899 for the official presentation of the coach. Bartomeu explained the reason for the change of coach and commented: “I want to thank Ernesto Valverde for what he has done. The relationship has been very close and has made us all improve. We are very aware that we have won many titles, and that results were very good, but we believe it was necessary to improve the dynamics of the team. We have made the change to face the final stage of the season with a new approach. “

Quique Setién, Bartomeu and Abidal

Quique Setién, Bartomeu and Abidal

For his part, Quique Setién made the following statements:

🔊 “I could not have imagined being here in my wildest dreams. It is a very special day and I want to thank all those who have chosen me. I am very excited about this challenge and project. I will try to convey my enthusiasm and my desire to the players “.

🔊 “My goal is to win everything that can be won, in addition to playing well. I think that to achieve victory, it is important to associate the two factors.”

🔊 “I have enjoyed watching Messi in recent years. But not only he, the team and his teammates. They have made me enjoy football and I have learned many things from the players that I will now have the pleasure of training. I am sure we will have a excellent relationship, because I am a direct and sincere person. “

“I will see the academy players because I like to give opportunities to young people. I want them to know that if they really progress, they will have opportunities in the first team.”

The contract sign

Together with the president of FC Barcelona, ​​Josep Maria Bartomeu, the new coach has signed his contract in an act that has been carried out in President Suñol’s box. Quique Setién and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement until June 30, 2022.



First training session of Quique Setién

Quique Setién took over his first training session on Tuesday morning with the available players of the first team. It was his first contact with them, and he arrived in the field of Tito Vilanova. During the session, Arthur was part of the training with the group, while Todibo did not train with the club’s permission. Iñaki Peña, R. Araujo, Riqui Puig, C. Pérez and Ansu Fati, of Barça B, invented the numbers and also met the new coach.

Quique Setién and Riqui Puig, during the first training session of the Cantabrian

Quique Setién and Riqui Puig, during the first training session of the Cantabrian

Quique Setién agenda for the day

FC Barcelona has a new coach. It is the Cantabrian, Quique Setién, who on Monday reached an agreement with the club on an agreement until June 30, 2022. This Tuesday, after the training session that will take place at the Joan Gamper Sports Center and will serve as his first contact with his new players, the official presentation will be made before the media. Next, we detail the planned program of events:

  • 11.00am CET: First training of the team in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper
  • 13:30 CET: Signing of the contract in the box of President Suñol in a private event.
  • 14:00 CET: Presentation and press conference at the Auditori 1899.
  • Then: Photo session for the new coach in the Camp Nou field


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