It’s no secret that the future of Quique Setien as head coach took off after Santander’s disappointing surrender of the LaLiga title to Real Madrid.

Barca has given the next chance to Setien to win UCL title

Although there was nothing at stake in Mendizorroza, everyone in the Catalan club was very carefully watching the progress of Barcelona against Alaves. It’s no secret that the future of Quique Setien as head coach took off after Santander’s disappointing surrender of the LaLiga title to Real Madrid. There was also added pressure on the Blaugrana following the cutting comments Leo Messi made about the team following the defeat to Osasuna. However, it all went swimmingly, as Barcelona put on an impressive display to ensure a convincing result against Alaves. That was the first step. The second was full-time, as Messi chose more deliberate words when speaking to the media. The Argentine praised the team’s commitment and position. He said that the group had held self-critical discussions behind the scenes in the previous days.

The situation at Camp Nou has now calmed down. So all indications are that Setien will remain at work in the Champions League in August. The club’s board discussed Setien’s position after the loss to Osasuna. But any significant decisions will not be made until after Alaves’ game. Meanwhile, the council drew up a shortlist of trainers who could replace Setien in the dugout for the remainder of the campaign. However, after a comfortable victory on Sunday Setien will still lead when Napoli visit Camp Nou on August 8th. Whether the Spaniard will stay at work next season is another question.