It has been speculated that the Blaugrana will soon sever ties with a coach they only appointed in January. After two-time LaLiga titleholder, Ernesto Valverde was relieved of his duties, Setien has been asked to fill one of the most demanding roles in world football.
Barca must decide the future of Setien
Arturo Vidal urged Barcelona to decide the future of Quique Setien. Saying that the uncertainty surrounding the club’s current boss does not offer any advantages. It has been speculated that the Blaugrana will soon sever ties with a coach they only appointed in January. After two-time LaLiga titleholder, Ernesto Valverde was relieved of his duties, Setien has been asked to fill one of the most demanding roles in world football. He went out of his way to live up to expectations, with the domestic crown stolen from the Camp Nou by Clásico’s rivals Real Madrid. It also raises questions about Barça’s ability to create a major challenge for the Champions League with an elite European competition due to resume in August.
The Barca boss lacks the trust at the club
With Setien seemingly lacking the trust of those around him in Catalonia, parting ways could soon become inevitable. If so, then Vidal wants the final call to allow for proper planning on and off the pitch. The Chilean midfielder told reporters: “We weren’t able to work much with Setien. The changes were drastic, and we tried to adapt. We are trying to adapt to this situation, and when the season is over, the club must choose their future well. They have to decide if the same coach will stay if they bring in new players if the same ones continue”. Vidal is one of those associated with the move.
The former Juventus star was rumored for the second time in Italy at Inter. At the same time, a return to his South American roots also came amid talk of interest from Argentine giants Boca Juniors. However, Vidal is tied to Barcelona for another 12 months and claims to have received no offers. He said: “I didn’t get anything, I have a contract until 2021. This year I feel very confident because I was able to score a lot of goals. I like to be important in the teams that I go to”. Vidal added if he might like moving to Colombia at some stage: “If it happens in the future, it would be spectacular, but I’m 33 years old, and I have to live day by day. I don’t want to move too fast. I hope to keep playing.”