Barcelona already has successor Setien on the grain: Pochettino favorite in Camp Nou


The Spanish and Catalan media are convinced that Quique Setién’s days as coach of FC Barcelona are numbered after the historic 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich. Speculation about his succession has begun. Mauricio Pochettino would be the main contender.

After the debacle in the quarter finals of the Champions League, Setien will soon be fired. Xavi is considered the dream candidate, but the club icon will not step in yet. As a result, the name of Pochettino is at the top of the list, according to Diario Sport and Cadena Ser. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager was already approached in January, but then the Catalans did not dare because of his past at Espanyol and his previous statements about the club.

Barcelona now rules that a mistake has been made by passing the Argentinian. It is expected that Pochettino will have the character to implement a difficult renovation in the selection. In recent months, the Catalans have kept in touch with Pochettino, who, according to Cadena Ser, even dined with chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu last week. The 48-year-old coach would be open to get started at Camp Nou.


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