Quique Setien must win Champions League to stay in Barcelona job. Lionel Messi and Co look to salvage their dismal season with European glory.
Only Champions League success will save Barcelona boss Quique Setien from being sacked this season, according to reports in Spain.
Sport claim Setien is aware he is in a precarious position after Barca missed out on the LaLiga title, finishing five points behind rivals Real Madrid.
The 61-year-old coach was heavily criticised after the 2-1 defeat by 10-man Osasuna which allowed Los Blancos to clinch their first title since 2017, but he has been given one last chance to make amends in the European Cup.
Setien replaced Ernesto Valverde in January after an unsatisfactory start to the season, but his appointment was not embraced by Barca players.
Setien’s position appeared untenable after the sporting lockdown as Barca stars appeared to pay no attention to his team talks during mid-game water breaks.
The manager is under contract until 2022, however the Spanish outlet suggests his tenure could be cut short during club elections in 2021.
Moreover, the board of directors could take the decision to sack Setien this summer unless he can guide the club to their sixth European Cup win.
Credit: Daily Mail